Quantic Dream has completely revealed its games on PlayStation consoles for the previous decade, however it appears to be like like that’s altering quickly. Following an funding from Chinese tech firm NetEase, the studio goes to develop its focus past Sony. No particulars on precisely what which means but, however the studio says it’s investing in cross-platform expertise – hopefully that means we’ll have some new upcoming PC games to stay up for.
“We are working on our next engine that will be cross-platform and even more impressive than anything we have done before,” director and studio co-founder David Cage tells VentureBeat. “We will keep working on projects that are ambitious and original, building on the genre we pioneered and that we will continue to develop, but we also want to explore new grounds.”
Co-head Guillaume de Fondaumière says “We will continue to work on PlayStation, which is a platform we love and that we know very well. but we will also consider other platforms as we want to make our creations 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.”
Fondaumière provides that the studio has developed engines for quite a lot of platforms over time. Those embody titles like The Nomad Soul (Omikron in North America) and Fahrenheit (equally, Indigo Prophecy in North America) – one initially launched on PC, and the latter got here to PC shortly after the console variations.
This isn’t the one important Western funding NetEase has made recently – the corporate additionally put $100 million into Bungie final yr. Since then, Bungie has reclaimed the Destiny IP from Activision and a latest trademark submitting suggests a new IP called Matter is within the works.
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Quantic Dream was the topic of extra controversial protection final yr, when a number of French shops reported on allegations of poor working situations on the studio, together with sexist and racist remarks from studio management. Asked about these reviews within the interview, Fondaumière says once more that ”we categorically refute these allegations.”