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Beyond: Two Souls trailer debuts at Tribeca Film Festival

Beyond: Two Souls trailer debuts at Tribeca Film Festival

Quantic Dream's follow-up to Heavy Rain made quite an impressive showing at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. A new half-hour demo of Beyond: Two Souls showcased the impressive visuals of the PS3 adventure, while giving a sneak peek at Beyond's gameplay. A few dialog choices were spotted, and a new melee combat mechanic was shown off.

In the demo, Jodie (Ellen Paige) is living on the streets and encounters a group of other homeless. She must make some money to get food, and eventually assist in the birth of a child. The demo ends with a dramatic escape from a burning building and, of course, a cliffhanger.

Watch: Explosions, drama, horses »

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Heavy Rain cost $21 million, made $131 million, Quantic Dream says

Heavy Rain cost $21 million, made $131 million, Quantic Dream says

Heavy Rain was a showpiece for the PlayStation 3, and could have even been thought of as a vanity project. But the game actually did very well for Sony, according to Quantic Dream's producer Guillaume de Fondaumiere, reinforcing the studio's belief that new ideas can be financially successful.

Read more: $131 million back from $21 million »

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Beyond: Two Souls preview: supernatural horror

Beyond: Two Souls preview: supernatural horror

Our last extended look at Beyond: Two Souls displayed the title's ability to deliver the sort of high-octane thrills ordinarily reserved for Jerry Bruckheimer films. From its foot chase atop a speeding train to its exploding gas station, the preview provided more adrenaline-pumping moments in a few minutes than Heavy Rain did in its entire running time.

During a recent visit to Quantic Dream's Paris studio, however, the highly cinematic game showed us a decidedly different side; one that yielded a surprisingly strong survival horror vibe, complete with monster-in-closet moments and the reveal of a potentially significant--and possibly supernatural--plot point.

Read more: Discreet UI and streamlined controls »

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Beyond: Two Souls coming October 8, Willem Dafoe joins cast

Beyond: Two Souls coming October 8, Willem Dafoe joins cast

Quantic Dream's cinematic game Beyond: Two Souls is coming to North America on October 8, Sony has announced. The release date announcement came alongside another recognizable casting choice to join the protagonist played by Ellen Page.

Read more: Willem Dafoe plays Nathan Dawkins »

"This looks incredible and Willem Dafoe is such an awesome guy."
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Beyond: Two Souls developer Cage has next three games planned

Beyond: Two Souls developer Cage has next three games planned

Beyond: Two Souls developer David Cage tends to have big ambitions, so it's unsurprising that the noted developer already has plans for his next project. It may be a little more surprising that he already has plans for his next three projects.

Read more: 'I know what I'm doing after [Beyond]' »

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Quantic Dream registers domain for 'PS4' project

Related Topics – Sony, PlayStation 4, Quantic Dream, Orbis
Quantic Dream registers domain for 'PS4' project

Quantic Dream, developer of Heavy Rain and the upcoming Beyond, is likely working on a game for the next PlayStation, currently codenamed "Orbis." The studio has registered the domain "singularityps4.com," suggesting the French developer is looking to continue working with Sony on exclusive games.

Read more: Quantic Dream 'loyal' to Sony »

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Heavy Rain creator Cage: 'sequels kill creativity'

Heavy Rain creator Cage: 'sequels kill creativity'

"If you're interested in innovation and believe that games could be more than shooters, then you realise that sequels kill creativity and innovation," Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain creator David Cage has said, exuding as much passion and slightly wonky logic as ever. The problem, see, is that all too often we're simply given what we want.

Read more: I shoehorn Deadly Premonition in »

"Agree. The incentive of a sequel is overwhelmingly to circle the drain. Honestly how many ..."
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Beyond: Two Souls will be an international journey

Beyond: Two Souls will be an international journey

America. As evidenced by Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy, David Cage, founder and CEO of Quantic Dream, is creatively drawn to the good ol' US of A. He returns to America for his next game, Beyond: Two Souls, and we had to ask him: what makes America so appealing?

"I think America is a very interesting country," he told us. "It's where all current legends are built and told."

Read more: 'It's going to be a journey' »

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Heavy Rain dev looking for Android and iOS programmer

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Heavy Rain dev looking for Android and iOS programmer

Quantic Dream, developer of Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, is currently seeking an Android and iOS programmer. According to a new job listing discovered by Superannuation, the developer is currently looking for someone that will develop "mobile applications" across a variety of mobile ecosystems.

Read more: Aiming for 'next generation interactive entertainment' »

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Beyond: Two Souls extended gameplay session leaked

Beyond: Two Souls extended gameplay session leaked

Beyond: Two Souls had an impressively cinematic presentation at E3, but the look didn't give us much detail on how it plays as a game. Quantic Dream head David Cage has been showing the game at Gamescom 2012, and a video has leaked out of one stage demonstration to give us a better idea.

Watch: Seven minutes of Beyond: Two Souls »

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Beyond: How Quantic Dream's latest is more than just Heavy Rain 2

Beyond: How Quantic Dream's latest is more than just Heavy Rain 2

Heavy Rain was a surprise success for Quantic Dream and Sony. It was a human story, a stark contrast to the bombastic Hollywood-style action games that have come to define the market. Choices mattered, and most importantly of all, failure didn't mean the end of the story.

What if David Cage and the rest of the team at Quantic could build upon those strengths--but add more meaningful gameplay, and higher-octane action? The end result is Beyond: Two Souls, a game revealed at Sony's E3 press conference days earlier.

Read more: Take control of a ghost »

"This looks like an incredible game utterly ruined by QTEs. I am not now and doubt I will ever be ..."
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Beyond: Two Souls announced by Quantic Dream

Beyond: Two Souls announced by Quantic Dream

Today at Sony's E3 press briefing, the company introduced David Cage from Quantic Dream to debut his new game. It's titled Beyond: Two Souls, and stars Ellen Page as lead character Jodie Holmes. As the title implies, it's an exploration of spirituality and the afterlife, punctuated by action, explosions, and some eerily realistic looking faces running in real time.

Watch: Jodie's powers holding off a SWAT team »

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Behind the scenes of Quantic Dream's Kara

Behind the scenes of Quantic Dream's Kara

Quantic Dream, the studio behind Heavy Rain, unveiled Kara at GDC earlier this month. It was a short film running in real-time on the PS3, designed to show off the team's new animation technology. But how was it made? With this new behind-the-scenes video, you'll see how the same tech that went into making movies like Avatar will be used to power Quantic Dream's next game (which Kara is not). You'll also get to see how the digital actor compares to the real one--and judge for yourself how accurate the new engine is.

Watch: Cameras and balls »

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Heavy Rain dev open to Sony acquisition

Heavy Rain dev open to Sony acquisition

The studio behind Heavy Rain and the impressive Kara tech demo is committed to Sony, according to Quantic Dream head David Cage. That commitment includes being open to the possibility of being acquired by Sony, though no plans have been made.

Read more: 'We're open to all options' »

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Heavy Rain dev shows off 'Kara'

Heavy Rain dev shows off 'Kara'

Quantic Dream, the team behind Heavy Rain, is working on a brand new game for PS3. While it will take advantage of lessons learned by their last adventure, creative director David Cage said that they wanted to create brand new tech for their next game.

"We never thought it would work on a PlayStation 3," Cage told an audience at Game Developers Conference. However, after experimenting, he announced "then we discovered that it could."

Watch: The GDC demo »

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