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BEYOND: Two Souls Tribeca Trailer Reveal
If Quantic Dream’s latest project Beyond: Two Souls has not been on your radar as one of the games to watch this upcoming holiday season, you might want to take a look at the latest trailer released today.
Quantic Dream is the same studio behind games such as Fahrenheit (aka Indigo Prophecy in North America), Heavy Rain, and Omikron: The Nomad Soul. This is also the studio that showed us that video games do not have to have over the top violence in order to tell a passionate, and emotion driven story. Some even feel that they have “Innovated this Generation.” If Beyond: Two Souls is anything like Heavy Rain was, we can all get ready for an emotional ride.
David Cage, head game developer at Quatic Dream, has even gone on record stating that too many video games focus on violence and adrenaline.
“The games industry offers many games based on violence and adrenaline, which works for a certain audience but there is a huge untapped market of people who are not interested in shooting but would be willing to interact in a meaningful emotional experience. – David Cage
Quantic Dreams wants to drive home the idea that video games can be about more than just being “heroes with big muscles fighting hoards of monsters.” To give us a better idea at how Beyond: Two Souls aims to do that, they sent out “scripts” for the game to several journalism outlets.
Now I know what you may be asking: won’t access to the game’s script this early ruin the game before we even get a chance to review it? Rest assured nothing like that will happen. Mainly because all 2000 pages of these “scripts” were completely blank. As we get closer to this holiday season, things will start to heat up. With the release of new consoles and amazing games, as we’ve seen in the past, many great games get passed by. Just be sure not to let Beyond: Two Souls, a PS3 exclusive slip under your nose when it hits store shelves on October 8th, 2013.