Heavy Rain’s Cage: no more thrillers from me

Quantic Dream founder David Cage is done keeping company with killers, revealing that Heavy Rain (our review here) will be his last foray into the thriller genre. Like the soon to be released interactive film noir, the developer’s two previous releases, 1999’s Omikron: The Nomad Soul and 2005’s Fahrenheit , were also set against a backdrop of a series of brutal serial murders, a setting that Cage is ready to trade for something a little less rote.

Heavy Rain is the end of my personal trilogy trying to tell the same type of stories with serial killers and stuff, in the thriller genre,” he revealed in an interview with Eurogamer. “I’m really happy I’ve done [thrillers] because I wanted to have a very codified genre that I can really play with, I know where the boundaries are, it’s really well defined for me and for everybody and at the same time I can try to play and learn within this space.”

“Now I think I’m grown up enough to say, OK, let’s expand the space and try to see what else I can do with what I’ve learned,” he continued. “We have a lot of interest in [Sony’s] motion controller, we start to play with it, and yeah, we definitely want to do something with it.”