He said, “Quantic Dream is not exclusive to any platform anymore. So yes, unless there are some specific exclusivity deals on a title-by-title basis, all our games will be released on all platforms at launch.”
The decision follows NetEase’s purchase of a minority stake in Quantic Dream earlier this year. The transaction injected enough cash funds into the studio for it to expand its team and start self-publishing its games, which prompted Quantic Dream to port all its games from Heavy Rain onwards to PC via the Epic Games store.
As the face of gaming changes in the dawn a new console generation where Google Stadia, PS5, and Project Scarlett peek over the horizon, Cage confessed that the team had been thinking about expanding beyond PlayStation since “around two years before the release of Detroit.” Their craving for independence partly arose because they “felt that the landscape would change in the coming years, with the emergence of new platforms, 5G and Cloud Play.”
Still, according to Cage the move away from PlayStation does not appear to have dented Quantic Dreams’ relationship with Sony. He said “We always had a great relationship with Sony PlayStation. They have always been very supportive of my work and we have always been very loyal to them in return. So we had a very open talk about all this, and they allowed us to release our catalog of titles on PC.”
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