Beyond Developer Will Remain Exclusive with Sony
Quantic Dream, the studio behind Heavy Rain and the upcoming Beyond: Two Souls doesn't see any reason to leave the comfort of the PlayStation any time soon.
Speaking with Official PlayStation Magazine, Quantic's co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière discussed why the studio intended to stay loyal to the PlayStation brand. We started working with Sony in 2006 and it’s been a very interesting relationship ever since. It’s a partnership that’s been built on trust,” de Fondaumière said. "This isn’t a partnership where we are forced by a big company into giving immediate results. That’s fantastic for a studio like us. Ever since we started our partnership, Sony just said it was going to give us the money to build these games and we said we were going to work as hard as we could and reward it for its trust.”
As for being more successful by going the multi-platform route, de Fondaumière expressed Quantic Dream's partnership with Sony was more valuable than the money they'd make by going elsewhere. “We proved with Heavy Rain that we can be profitable by making a game for just one platform," de Fondaumière added. "Would we have made more money by going multi-platform? Of course, but on the other hand, we wouldn’t be working with Sony as a publisher. We’re certainly not going to change partner for the sake of making more money; that’s not the philosophy behind our studio. As long as we can create the games we want to create, we’ll stay with Sony.”
An interesting sentiment considering how rare it is for a company to remain exclusive for as long as Quantic Dream has. Even former Sony-exclusive Insomniac Games recently moved to the multi-platform approach. What do you think of Quantic's strategy?