Quantic Dreams Sticking with Sony
Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dreams will be maintaining its exclusivity with Sony for the foreseeable future.
“We started working with Sony in 2006 and it’s been a very interesting relationship ever since. It’s a partnership that’s been built on trust,” the studio’s co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière explained to OPM. He even acknowledges that doing so will result in lost revenue, but that that doesn’t matter to the company. He said:
“We proved with Heavy Rain that we can be profitable by making a game for just one platform. Would we have made more money by going multi-platform? Of course, but on the other hand, we wouldn’t be working with Sony as a publisher. We’re certainly not going to change partner for the sake of making more money; that’s not the philosophy behind our studio. As long as we can create the games we want to create, we’ll stay with Sony.”
Another reason Fondaumière cited for restricting development to a single platform is the old Jack of all trades, master of none addage: it allows the team to focus on one platform and get the best out of it.
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