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.

Would you want to see Quantic Dream’s games come to another platform?

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4 Comments on Quantic Dreams Sticking with Sony

Swcloud99

On March 27, 2013 at 10:47 am

No, I think they’re one of Sony’s 2nd Party devs with the most potential. That Jack of all trades comment is right. Single platform games are usually technically better.

Michael

On March 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm

I’m glad Heavy Rain was profitable and am really looking forward to Beyond Two soulswhich is my second most anticipated game of the year, the first being NI No Kuni.

I think Quantic Dream are the best in the business when it comes to narrative in a game series when it comes to CHOICE and the different outcomes you get from those CHOICES, something that Bioware should have learned from.

Maay

On March 28, 2013 at 1:26 am

I do respect their decision and strategy, it think it is sound and wise, but I would really really REALLY love to see a PC version of their games.
I won’t buy a PS3 just to play Quantic Dreams games, but their games are immensely attractive to me nonetheless. I am part of the turnover they are not making by sticking to Sony only.

Syn

On October 24, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Quantic Dream’s (and any other platform-exclusive developer’s) single platform focus absolutely shows in its technical quality. Definitely stick with PS4.