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Heavy Rain Success Surprises David Cage

..and me!

Heavy Rain director David Cage recently told that he and Sony were surprised at the reception the new IP received.

“Heavy Rain is a commercial success and that’s not something Sony or Quantic Dream expected, to be honest,” Cage said in a packed session at GDC Europe.

The gamble of creating an adult game favouring emotion and storytelling over violence has paid off – Heavy Rain sold 600,000 copies in its first two weeks on sale, sold four-times the predicted amount in the US market, has passed worldwide sales of 1.5 million to date, “and we hope to reach 2 million soon,” said Cage.

Cage also hopes with the success of a mature game like Heavy Rain more developers will tap into the market.

“Stop making games for kids. Adult is a huge, untapped market – there is almost nothing for adults, I’m not talking about casual or family games. There is a real market based on sophisticated values. See yourself as a creator, not a toy-maker. Ignore the rules.”