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David Cage Sweating Heavy Rain Demo

David Cage Sweating Heavy Rain Demo


David Cage is worried. He’s worried you won’t understand Heavy Rain and so he wants you to play a little of it early with a demo being planned for PSN prior to release. Only problem is that Cage is still worried, because even after playing it you may not completely understand if he gives you the wrong section to try out.

As you may remember from our interview with David Cage in Issue 184, the Quantic Dream head has been going round in circles trying to make it clear exactly what Heavy Rain is and isn’t, but with many skeptics still out there a demo seems like the only solution left. That brings its own pitfalls though. “We are currently working on a demo, which is a real challenge,” Cage told G4. “Finding one scene that can convey what we are trying to achieve with Heavy Rain is something really difficult.”

“If we show an action scene, some players will think that this is what Heavy Rain is all about, and it is the same thing if we show an exploration scene,” he elaborated. “The problem is that each scene of the game offers contextual game play, which is something very difficult to explain and convey in a single demo. Demos are often a double-edge thing: if you don’t release one, players may think that you have something to hide.”

Previously Cage admitted to us that Heavy Rain could already have been a victim of its own success, looking too good in screens to be believable and fueling speculation that it would be an all QTE game, which it simply isn’t. Anyway, we’ll keep you posted on this demo situation as things break. Hopefully it will hit sometime soon.

Via VG247

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