David Cage, the main developer working on Beyond: Two Souls, says that even though he has not yet finished his current project, he already has another three titles planned in his mind, ready to translate into the real world.Speaking to GamesIndustry, the developer says, “I actually have probably my next three games in mind. Although I’m full speed on Beyond, I know what I’m doing after it because it’s already in development, and I know what I’m doing after that and probably after that.”
Quantic Dream is best known for its work on Heavy Rain, a game that features a lot of motion-captured characters and focuses on emotions and player choice.
The new Beyond picks up on many of the themes and is set to use even more powerful technology to bring the experience closer to the real world.
Cage adds, “I keep thinking all the time, all the time I’m working. And it gives time to ideas really to evolve and to come to a moment where they’re ready to be written. So it’s not like I just finished Beyond – oh my God, what am I going to do with the next idea? No, it’s something that’s matured for a very long time.”
The company also has a history of cancelling projects that were linked to it, like Quark, Omikron 2, Fiv5 and Infraworld.
Cage’s statements might mean that the games are actually just dormant and that Quantic Dream might resurrect them at a later date, presumably when the technology exists to make their vision come true.
Beyond: Two Souls will be launched exclusively on the PlayStation 3 at some point during 2013.
It’s very possible that a new Quantic Dream video game will be announced on November 20, the date when Sony is expected to officially unveil the PlayStation 4.