It may redefine the nature of storytelling in games as we know it, and when it arrives, it'll be another reason for PlayStation 3 owners to be glad they have Sony's console.
Of course, the key question has been: when will it arrive? Heavy Rain was initially scheduled to release this year but Quantic Dream decided to push it into 2010 so the new IP doesn't have to butt heads with blockbuster sequels like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 , Guitar Hero 5 , Halo 3: ODST , and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves . As of now, the game that everyone is talking about only has a "TBA 2010" release date but Dutch retailer EPlaza may have provided us with a clue: it says the product will be ready on February 1, 2010. Now, this sounds more like a placeholder date to us but at least we can count it as an estimate, right? It seems like a good time for a release because it comes a little after a few major titles drop in January and right before March, when we're going to see God of War III . There's no doubt that Heavy Rain will be almost entirely unique and therefore not in direct genre competition with any game, regardless of when it launches, but still… Gotta get the timing right or things can go badly.
Here's hoping this one does indeed land on the first of February. Provided the team hasn't hit any speed bumps along the way and they really were ready to launch it this year, doesn't that mean they can release it almost whenever they want in 2010…?
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain