So everyone is wondering about this secret PS3 exclusive that will be unveiled during the Spike TV Video Game Awards.

As usual, there are a ton of theories out there, but perhaps none fit as well as the following: Quantic Dream's new project.

We've already heard that it isn't the oft-discussed brawler featuring Sony mascots and in truth, we're sort of running out of options. It could be God of War IV but the way Keighley said it on Twitter ("PS3 exclusive you won't believe"), it's difficult to think we "wouldn't believe" a new GoW. Others have suggested Resident Evil 6 , but that won't be exclusive, and we've already heard about games like The Last Guardian and Twisted Metal . It's too early for a new Uncharted unless Sony is going the dreaded "annualization" route…

It's also too early for Gran Turismo 6 and Metal Gear Solid 5 ; the former is gonna have a ridiculously long development cycle as usual, while Kojima has said his team hasn't even begun on the latter. And then there's Quantic Dream: Heavy Rain was a gigantic success, selling about ten times better than Sony initially anticipated, and it remains one of the most respected titles of the generation. Studio boss David Cage was obviously thankful for the response and made it clear that such a positive reaction would allow him to take the next step in interactive storytelling.

You may notice that we haven't heard much from him, either. At least, not recently. We get the feeling he and his team are working hard on something, and they are very happy with their Sony partnership; Sony took the risk and stuck with them during the Heavy Rain project, and Quantic Dream appreciates it. They've said that numerous times, too. Lastly, it's a favorable gap: Heavy Rain launched in February of 2010. If they unveiled a new game now, to be released in mid-to-late 2012, that would make sense.

…of course, now that we've said all this, we won't even be close. 😉

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Excelsior1
Excelsior1
10 years ago

I think you might be reading too much into the phrase you would not believe. I highly doubt its QD'S new game. So much so I'd bet real money on it.

swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
10 years ago

I do remember reading an interview with David Cage where he said their next title almost certainly won't be PS3 exclusive.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
10 years ago

Me too. It's not a new game from QD.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I don't remember that at all.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
10 years ago

I do remember him talking about wanting to reach a larger audience with his next project. He said something along the lines of being multiplatform let's one do that.

Evil Incarnate
Evil Incarnate
10 years ago

@Excelsior1 & swapnilgyani: This is the only response I've heard stated by David Cage about exclusivity. I'm pretty sure Sony would be happy to publish his next game.

Eurogamer: Will your next project be a PS3 exclusive, and if so would you use 3D or motion control?

David Cage: [long pause] We are interested in both. In 3D and motion control. The very first game design of Heavy Rain was based on a motion controller, actually, that we designed ourselves. We wanted to use the Dual Shock and clip a plastic part on it with three little lights that would be detected by the EyeToy. That was four years back, so we suggested the design to Sony but it was not feasible at the time, so we agreed to go back to Dual Shock.

But we've had an interest in motion control for a very long time, and all of Heavy Rain's interface is really designed around motion. So we have a lot of interest in this motion controller, we start to play with it, and yeah, we definitely want to do something with it.

Now, is it going to be a PlayStation 3 exclusive? Well, that really depends on the publisher of Quantic Dream's next game. If it's Sony again, yeah no doubt it's going to be exclusive.


Last edited by Evil Incarnate on 12/1/2011 8:48:32 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

David Cage has never once said his next title "most certainly won't be a PS3 exclusive."

That's wrong.

swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
10 years ago

Okay, admittedly, I was way off with the quote.

Here's what the main actually said:

“The question is more for us now, with Heavy Rain it was right, but after Heavy Rain the question can be asked whether we should stick to one platform or open out to different platforms. Now that we’re established why are we limiting ourselves to one share of the market when we can reach more. There are pros and cons and it’s not an easy decision.”

Does hint at a strong possibility of a multiplat…

Oxvial
Oxvial
10 years ago

Probably the Sony Smash Bro

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

yeah, Ben says we heard that it won't be that but I didn't get that memo

Beamboom
Beamboom
10 years ago

I really hope it's something more exciting than that…!

Highlightreel
Highlightreel
10 years ago

I thought that Smash Bros type title was already announced on some paul network place or something(that I'd never heard of before) almost a month ago?

Seems to me that a title like that would be geared more towards a younger crowd and doesn't really entice me. Although, I can only imagine the number of units sold by nintendo of that game. Cash generator…

A new QD title would be nice and fit that quote if they've grown and expanded from what they created with the fantastic Heavy Rain game.

Stay Classy PSX…

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

"Others have suggested Resident Evil 6, but that won't be exclusive"

I did read some rumors last year about Capcom possibly making RE6 a timed exclusive.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I doubt it, but I'd be happy if it was their game, possibly Infraworld. QD will probably be taking their time so much so it will go into next gen. If it's Spike, it's probably not that big of a deal.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

This is off topic but did anyone else notice Sony took away the ability to copy PSone games from your PS3 to your PSP with the 4.00 update?

Freaking annoying! This removing of features is getting freakin old.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
10 years ago

That sucks. Sounds like they are trying to force people to buy the games again for the Vita. Very MS like. Yes, removing features is annoying. I dare-say that tactic has been a source for some of the negativity surrounding Sony this gen.


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 11/30/2011 10:58:57 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

I think they're just trying to mitigate the losses from game sharing which is understandable but this is a pointless and stupid way to go about it. When I download a movie or song from Apple to iTunes, I then have the ability to copy that content to any of my Apple devices as along as those devices are tied to my Apple account. I can't share that content with other Apple device users because their device is tied to their account. This should be no different. Sony is smart enough to make their network work the same but for some reason they punish the many because of the actions of the few. I there was no other way, I would understand but with the Apple example, it proves there are other alternatives than to removing the feature completely.


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/30/2011 11:04:10 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

That's bullsh*t! I only buy PSOne games to play on my PSP

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Now you will have to download them to your PSP directly which is painfully slow. If you want them on both devices you will have to download them twice.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
10 years ago

you can buy them on media go, the "iTunes" of the psp

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
10 years ago

I hoep this isn't true, I remember FFVIII taking 3 hours to download on my PSP internet 0_o

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

Yeah.. you can still play it on the PSP, world, but if Jawk's right (and I'm sure he is, i just haven't tested it myself), you'll have to either download it through the PSP or through MediaGo on PC.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Okay, I just tested this. Its weird that they changed it but it seems now that when you download the PSOne classic you have to copy the file that sits in the Game section you use to actually install the game now. You know when ever you download a new game, there is a file sitting in the game section you have to click on to install it? Well you can copy THAT to you PSP and it just installs it to your PSP.

It's odd that they changed it to that but it still seems you can copy PSOne games to you PSP. You just have to use the install file instead of the actual installED file. Also after you install the PSOne classic it no longer automatically deletes the install file. You will have to delete it manually.

cLoudou
cLoudou
10 years ago

Whatever it is, it better blow my mind. Shenmue 3!!!!!

556pineapple
556pineapple
10 years ago

I sure hope it's Quantic Dream. I FINALLY got Heavy Rain last week and beat my first playthrough yesterday. For some reason there was always a game that I wanted more and I don't have a lot of money to spend, so it just kept getting pushed aside.

That was dumb of me.

PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
10 years ago

I'm trying to not get my hopes because I'm sure I will be disappointed.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Seriously, the last two "mind blowing" Playstation announcements were blagh. I can't remember exactly what they were, I just remember the feeling of being extremely underwhelmed.

firehahahahaha
firehahahahaha
10 years ago

Socom was one

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
10 years ago

Wich reminds me if we get 10,000 votes for Socom I HD it will be remastered! So go vote for Socom II HD. Ooh, and spread the word.

http://share.blog.us.playstation.com/ideas/2011/07/26/socom-1-hd/

"Remake SOCOM 1 in HD, why?
-It was the first online console shooter
-It sold 3.44M copies
-Once profits soar S2 maps can be DLC
-It was revolutionary
-The return of classic multiplayer is crucial"

Sorry for being off topic.


Last edited by Killa Tequilla on 12/1/2011 2:32:13 AM

main_event05
main_event05
10 years ago

Whatever it is I'll have to wear a helmet so I don't make a mess when they blow my mind.

Hopefully It's RE6. Or even GTAV,that'd be some sick sh*t right there.

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
10 years ago

i don't think it will be QD. after the success of HR i don't see how their next project would be something we "won't believe!!". plus i just don't think the VGA's are the place QD would announce it. just seems out of place for them. E3 is more their style. And if you look back they've historically been a one title per generation developer. just what i think.


Last edited by TheCanadianGuy on 11/30/2011 11:39:03 PM

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

If it is one of Quantic Dream's upcoming titles, I wonder if it's Infraworld again.

unleash_jad
unleash_jad
10 years ago

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD THHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS
okay i just wanted to get ur attention to read the following : CRASH BANDICOOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i am 17 years old but honestly i still think CRASH BANDICOOT is one of my best series in the history of videogames !!! i've been wanting a Crash Bandicoot for PS3 for years now !

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

No need to be a [email protected] Most responses seem to be read by members, and replied to if they feel the need to say something. Go tell Activision that you want Crash, maybe they'll shoehorn him into Skylanders 2.

___________
___________
10 years ago

f*ck no!
antivision have bastardized him more then enough!
either give him back to ND, or let him rest in peace!
until the cry engine 2 mod comes out of course…….

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
10 years ago

But in any case I agree with him, I would love a Crahs Bandicoot game, I have been sceratly hoping he'd appear on this Playstation Smash Bro's as a nice introduction and then relase a Crash title. Not all the titles after Naughty Dog were bad, just look at Twinsanity.

___________
___________
10 years ago

id love a crash game as much as the next guy, if not more its my favourite franchise of all time!
though i dont think i can handle seeing my favourite mascot dragged through the mud again.
if antivision did to crash what they did to spyro in skylander adventures, well, they would wish they never existed.
id settle for a crash 1,2,3,CTR and bash HD collection.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
10 years ago

Maybe GTA 5 is ps3 exclusive….

___________
___________
10 years ago

hopefully it is, heavy rain is one of the best games released this gen!
if not id love to see a new ape escape, medievil, syphon filter, gex, getaway, or finally release 8 days!


Last edited by ___________ on 12/1/2011 3:44:30 AM

D1g1tal5torm
D1g1tal5torm
10 years ago

ps4?

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

I doubt this soon.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

Could be QD's next. Doubt it though. Could be Santa Monica's next… they're about due, but I hope it isn't GoW IV. Kratos deserves a rest. I don't think that any of their other first party studios would have anything else ready, unless maybe Sony Japan with a new RPG. *fingers crossed*

I think that it's likely to be the brawler, but I'm not sure that I could get behind it. Could also be DONTNOD's Adrift, though I think that was supposed to have gone multiplatform. What I wouldn't be able to believe is Heavenly Sword 2 with NT back at the helm. It wouldn't actually surprise me, considering the poor commercial reception of Enslaved and the backlash against DmC, and Sony doesn't seem to like to burn bridges. Could be a new Insomniac project too. Sure, Overstrike is multiplat, but they've said they want to keep doing exclusives as well. Might be too early for it though.

Another possibility is Jak and Daxter 4, though ND wouldn't be behind it, obviously. I'd imagine a Sly scenario with the Classics HD developer, Mass Media Inc. handling it. My final thought is a wild card: Ready at Dawn. They did 3 PSP games, and have been developing a new engine for consoles since the end of '09. Sure, they released GoS at the tail end of last year, but if I remember correctly, only ten members worked on the Remaster Edition of their GoW games, which leaves over a year for work to have begun on a new game, with an engine that must have been close to ready at that point. Although maybe they'll just be doing more Vita games.
Peace.

NO WAIT!!!
You know what would REALLY blow my mind?
Valkyria Chronicles 4, plus reworked versions of the PSP games to give them bigger battlefields, etc. to bring them more in line with the console versions.
Egads, I just got myself hopeful…

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
10 years ago

This is what I am hoping for, I loved Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy) & Heavy Rain. David Cage has mentioned he'd like to do something different, so I am very curious to see where this will lead + its been over a year now, time to share some light.

If not that an exclusive Metal Gear title? – Which I am still sceptical about. It won't be GTA or anything by Capcom. If its God of War IV I won't be to fussed as I neevr really got into that series.

EddPm6
EddPm6
10 years ago

Perhaps we see a timed exclusive. ?
Perhaps we see what Respawn Studios has been doing?
Maaaaaybe…….

main_event05
main_event05
10 years ago

lots of hate for assuming its an exclusive GTAV.

Guess we got a few Xbots walking amongst us.

Beamboom
Beamboom
10 years ago

Not hate. It's just that we all know that there's not even a snowballs chance in hell that's going to happen.
GTA5 is a multiplat release.


Last edited by Beamboom on 12/1/2011 3:53:19 PM

main_event05
main_event05
10 years ago

I know. But thats about the only thing that'll blow my mind.

AshT
AshT
10 years ago

I wud love to see QD's next project

Mogreen
Mogreen
10 years ago

Hopefully it's 8 days back and kicking if it's not guerilla's other game.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
10 years ago

I'd rather they wait for the PS4