More Reviews
REVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization VI Review
The great empire.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Review
You've played this before.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Let It Die Preview
Seems like Suda51 saw Frozen, played Dark Souls, and then got the lyrics mixed up.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Ginger: Beyond The Crystal
Release date: Out Now

Read More Member Blogs
Welcome Back to the West
By oneshotstop
Posted on 08/01/16
The only thing that stops the dust is the rain. It’s a sweet reprieve, but there is no middle ground. The land is either as dry as the Betty Ford clinic, or as wet as the ocean floor. Everything can be seen from the ridge overlooking Armadillo as John Marston gently bounces along atop...


Microsoft Turned Down Heavy Rain, "Got Scared" Of Child Kidnapping Plot

Posted on Wednesday, September 4 @ 07:11:49 PST by Alex_Osborn

Believe it or not, Quantic Dream originally wanted to bring Heavy Rain to the Xbox 360 in addition to the PlayStation 3, but Microsoft turned the project down.

Studio founder David Cage revealed the news at the 2013 BAFTA Annual Games Lecture in London. According to Cage, Microsoft wasn't too fond of the plot, which is centered around the kidnapping of a kid.

Despite the fact that Quantic Dream is basically in bed with Sony at this point, it was originally a multiplatform-centric studio, brining Indigo Prophecy (aka Fahrenheit) to both Xbox and PlayStation 2. Following that game's success, the Big M was interested in what the studio was working on next. “They really loved Fahrenheit and they really wanted to do something with us,” Cage explained.

However, the company apparently "got scared" when it learned that Heavy Rain was about child kidnappings. "They didn't want the scandal," Cage elaborated. Meanwhile, Sony had no problem with the subject matter, which clearly worked out in its favor.

Quantic Dream's next game, Beyond: Two Souls, is set to launch next month, exclusively on PS3.

Related Games:   Heavy Rain

comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution