“I’m not in this business to make money,” says David Cage, who says there will be no follow up to his PS3 masterpiece because he’s determined to make his name a brand rather than “Heavy Rain 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 12″.
There will never be a sequel to Heavy Rain because David Cage believes it’s more important creatively for his name to be perceived as a brand rather than a game franchise.
“David Cage the brand… is about not having to make sequels. It’s about creating a brand that is the name of the creator, not Heavy Rain 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 12,” he said.
Acknowledging that a sequel to his 2010 PlayStation 3 game would likely be very successful, he continued: “Let me be stupid for one second; I’m not in this business to make money. I wrote Heavy Rain because I was excited about it, because there was something to say”.
“Yeah I could make Heavy Rain 2, but I’ve said what I’ve had to say about it,” Cage told Develop. “That’s the strength of Quantic Dream, to have the capacity to create new ideas, to make something that breaks ground.”
He does however intend to continue his close association with the PS3 though: “Yeah we signed another deal with Sony. Hopefully we’re building something exciting, something different. Hopefully it will build on the foundations of Heavy Rain, but go forward in a very, very, different way.”
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