Story-heavy Dev Cuts Out on Its Own
After more than two decades working with publishers, Quantic Dream has announced that they are finally ready to self-publish some games.
Quantic Dream is a developer with a focus on unique, story-heavy titles that look downright gorgeous. Their past games include Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human, but all of those were the result of working with publishers. Now, they're quite keen on moving on to working on their own.
"Everything we have accomplished so far, from our collaboration with David Bowie in 1999 through to our plans for the future, is a reflection of our deeply held convictions," stated a blog post from company CEO David Cage and co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière. "We have remained true to our beliefs, without compromise. This has only been possible because we have an extraordinary and united team of talented people who believe in this vision, and because we have always had an amazing community of gamers who have supported us on our journey. It is thanks to them that we are here today, and thanks to them that, after almost a quarter of a century, we can still dream of making them dream."
What's Next for Quantic Dream?
The move to self-publishing is thanks largely to the success of Detroit: Become Human. Combined with the release of their games on the Epic Games Store, Quantic Dream can now support themselves moving forward. That said, they're also thinking about the other developers out there with quirky projects.
"This new venture will allow us to make decisions in total independence and to address the technological and strategic opportunities of next-generation platforms. It will also allow us to help other developers, by providing investment and development support, so that they can fully express their talents. We want to support creators of original projects and help them, in turn, to achieve their vision and offer quality, ground-breaking experiences."
Unfortunately, the blog post doesn't specify what their new project is going to be. Although the PC ports of their games surely took a bit of work, the majority of the team has probably been focused on making something new. We can't say for sure what that next game will be, but it'll probably look wonderful.
What do you think of Quantic Dream moving into self-publishing? Do you think they'll be able to make something better than the games they've created so far? Let us know in the comments below!