Your Smartphone is a Controller in Beyond: Two Souls
I struggled through half of Heavy Rain before giving up on the clunky controls. Quantic Dream has admitted control was an issue, but promises it has completely overhauled the system for its next effort, Beyond: Two Souls. They’ve evidently streamlined and simplified the controls so much, you’ll be able to use your smartphone as a controller. And I don’t know how I feel about that.
Speaking at the Eurogamer Expo, Quantic Dream’s David Cage revealed that Beyond: Two Souls will be playable in its entirety via iPhone or Android touch devices.
“It connects to the console via Wi-Fi, and from this point you can play the entire game, in single-player if you want, just using your iPhone … just with one finger,” Cage said. “It’s a very simplified interface [and] makes the game very passive and simple.”
Just download the free app, Beyond Touch, and you’ll be up and running when Beyond: Two Souls launches on October 8. It’s unclear if you’ll be able to use the touch controls for the Beyond: Two Souls demo, which opens on October 1.
Cage said he wanted to ensure those who are intimidated by console controllers could easily play his game. Seems reasonable. I just wonder what this means for the control system in Beyond overall.