Quantic Dream

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Quantic Dream
Basic Information
Basic Information
Company Type
Omikron: The Nomad Soul
Heavy Rain
Immortel (Ad Vitam) - Motion capture
Video games, Motion capture
Key People
David Cage, Founder
Guillaume de Fondaumière, Chief Operating Officer

Quantic Dream is a French video game developer based in Paris, France, founded in 1997.[1] The company also supplies motion capture services to the film and video game industries.

History[edit | edit source]

They launched their first title, Omikron: The Nomad Soul, in 1999 for PC and Dreamcast, which also featured original music and acts by musician David Bowie. Quantic Dream was next due to develop Quark, a game which was later cancelled. For the next two years, the developers at Quantic Dream worked hard to advance their production infrastructure, which they had first begun using in Quark.

In 2002, they officially began development of Fahrenheit (known as Indigo Prophecy in North America), the first game to use their sophisticated interactive cinema technology which allows gamers to play through multiple worldlines based on the decisions made rather than a one-dimensional story. Fahrenheit is also their first game to be launched to worldwide critical acclaim, receiving multiple awards and nominations prior to its release, with high ratings from all major gaming publications.[2] According to the official Quantic Dream website, Fahrenheit has sold over 800,000 units worldwide since it was released.

In 2005, Quantic Dream's next announced titles was a new franchise called Heavy Rain and Omikron 2, both of which are aimed at current-generation consoles, particularly the PlayStation 3. Heavy Rain received positive previews in 2006 due to the stunning graphics of an early technology demo.[3] Released in February 2010, Heavy Rain was well received and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.[4]

Upcoming projects[edit | edit source]

After the success of Heavy Rain, many critics have become curious as to what David Cage plans to release in the future. Currently, no downloadable content has been planned for Heavy Rain. David Cage has also stated numerous times that he does not plan to release a Heavy Rain 2, stating that all he would be doing is "milking the franchise." On June 1, 2010, rumors speculated that Quantic Dream was starting to cast for a new sci-fi game entitled "Horizon."[5] One month later, Cage confirmed that these rumors are not true. Instead, Quantic Dream is working on two new projects for the near future.

"I don't know where this information comes from but there is no project called Horizon featuring a couple in a science-fiction world currently in development at Quantic Dream," studio head David Cage confirmed to Eurogamer. "Though if the script is available it sounds like a good idea."[6]

Further details about these projects have yet to be released to the public.

Games[edit | edit source]

Game Title Release Date Platform(s)
Omikron: The Nomad Soul 1999 Windows
2000 Dreamcast
Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy 2005 Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
2007 Xbox 360
Heavy Rain 2010 PlayStation 3
Omikron 2 TBA PlayStation 3

Motion capture[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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