After being a PlayStation-exclusive developer for 12 years, Heavy Rain studio Quantic Dream will go multi-platform.
Quantic Dream is engaged on a brand new, cross-platform game engine which is able to enable it to launch multi-platform games sooner or later.
Speaking with VentureBeat, the studio stated it should proceed to work on PlayStation, however may even take into account different platforms. The aim is to make its games “accessible to as many gamers as possible worldwide, regardless of the platform.”
“This is definitely a shift for us after 12 years developing exclusively for PlayStation,” stated studio co-founder Guillaume de Fondaumiere.
“But on the similar time now we have developed engines on PC, Dreamcast, Xbox, PS2, PS3, PS4, and PS4 Pro. Thus, we’re assured we are able to make a easy transition whereas retaining the excessive stage of high quality that we goal for our games.
“We discovered loads working with PlayStation for therefore lengthy, and we now wish to convey these studying to different platforms.”
Quantic additionally plans to rent extra workers to convey the overall to 300 up from 200, which it is going to be in a position to do thanks partly to a brand new deal struck with Netease.
It was introduced in a press launch at the moment Netease had bought a minority stake within the studio. This will guarantee Quantic Dream is ready to grow to be a “global, multi-franchise entertainment company,” reads the press launch.
Monetary phrases won’t offered within the announcement, however Quantic Dream will proceed to function independently.