Oh for crying out loud.

I don’t usually do news, but I don’t usually do anything, but I just hopped back on to Heavy Rain and I was checking around the news sites and apparently, the DLCs have been canceled…

Curious, I decided to take a look at a few interviews that Mr David Cage did.

Via an interview with NowGamer (who have kinda blown up the truth.)

Chronicles are on hold as all the team is focused on HR Move,” Cage told NowGamer. “We proposed three episodes about one hour long and being focused on the background of the main characters. I thought fans would really enjoy these episodes because they explained many aspects of HR and why characters are who they are.”

I’ve picked out a quote, basically detailing what I’ve said in the title. A little piece of news came out of a Kotaku insight too

Quantic Dream CEO David Cage says that the three individual hour-long episodes planned for the game are on the backburner until Move is fully integrated.

See? I think everybody is overreacting to this, it reminds me of when Fable II DLC was pushed back because Microsoft wanted them to work on Milo for a bit. In fact, this almost works in total tandem. Sony want Quantic Dreams to work on Move, and within their contract with the publisher, they could’ve actually refused. More than likely, money changed hands, and now we get something interesting to play with. As much as I hated Heavy Rain, it will be interesting to see how motion controls can affect a game like this.

I imagine, to attract those who have already played Heavy Rain, Sony will push the DLCs into the ‘Move Version’ re-release of the game. That, or they will advertise them on the tele.

I think an interesting marketing strategy would be to include a coupon for the next DLC, in the Move re-release. Like the Alan Wake DLC, it wasn’t being worked on, but the devs planned before it. It would definitely make some money, even if it sort of plays ping-pong with consumers.

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  • Nathan doing a news post? My oh my, what has the world come too. lol

  • While Cage hasn’t flat out said that the Chronicles are cancelled, he has said that there are doubts about its development. He’s admitted that he was somewhat backed into a wall to work with Move integration and that that he would have preferred working on the DLC. He also doesn’t want to compromise the Chronicles’ quality and that the Move stuff has set them too far back to give the DLC the level of attention/development they gave the actual Heavy Rain development–as were Cage’s intentions in the first place. The main crux of the issue is that Cage is getting “Itchy feet” creatively and kind of wants to move on to new projects, apparently. So we might never see these new Chronicles.

    It’s not cancelled but he has his “doubts” that they’ll see the light of day, “Our approach was to make no compromise on the quality of the Chronicles and offer exactly the same quality than the original game. So the answer is yes. Chronicles as we saw them were ambitious and with high expectations. As explained, they are on hold to allow the team to work on Move and on new projects, and I doubt they will ever be produced.”

    Which is a shame, but it’s the truth. I would’ve loved to see some of these chapters come out. The one where you played as the Origami Killer sounded pretty interesting.

    • Who knows maybe he’ll bite the bullet and spend another year or so and finish them! You never know!

  • UltimateSin

    Thank God the DLC isn’t cancelled, still looking forward to it.

  • Duke Nukum

    I usually do your mum