As the founder, co-CEO and creative force behind French developers Quantic Dream
, David Cage
has been a vocal voice for the pursuit of more emotional and story driven experiences in gaming for over a decade.
and Heavy Rain
behind them, the company is not only pushing ahead with a hitherto unconfirmed PS4 title but also their latest adventure in the form of Beyond: Two Souls
. It tells the story of the life of Jodie Holmes, from the age of 8 to 23, and her unusual interaction with a mysterious presence known only as Iden.
Click recently caught up with Cage
for a chat about Beyond
and the conversation turned to interactive movies and, inevitably, the possibility of working in other media. And he was quick to make it clear that his focus is entirely on interactive storytelling right now: “I’m not a frustrated filmmaker, I’m happy to be here, I’m doing this for 16 years, I chose to be here.”
On the possibility of working in film or TV, Cage
had this to say: “I think it’s a very different job. It looks very similar because we have actors and we have a script but I think it’s very different.” And even after 16 years with Quantic Dream
and three unique projects, the game director still feels like there is plenty of work left to do - “I still have so much to discover and learn in this medium that I’m not impassioned to go and learn something else.”
You can read our full interview with Cage here
, as well as checking out our pictographic tour of the Quantic Dream studios
and hands on time with Beyond: Two Souls
.Beyond: Two Souls is coming to the PS3 from the 8th of October 2013.