Quantic Dream’s upcoming PS3 game, Beyond: Two Souls, looks to build on the success of its previous title, suspense thriller Heavy Rain, with a touching story of a girl and her vengeful ghost ally. Beyond: Two Souls is stylistically inspired by its predecessor, but it ups the ante by blending event-triggered gameplay with more traditional action elements–as well as the ability to play either girl or ghost.
At the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 27, David Cage, CEO of Quantic Dream, displayed a half hour’s worth of footage from the upcoming videogame, Beyond: Two Souls (B2S). If you’ve experienced the cinematic style of QD’s previous game, Heavy Rain, you’d know why B2S is a natural fit for a film festival: Quantic Dream’s games tell stories, and the half hour of B2S tells the story of a girl whose invisible friend is actually a powerful and dangerous entity.
2010’s Heavy Rain wasn’t merely a PS3 game: It was an cinematic choose-your-own adventure with multiple outcomes, all of them awesome. According to Megagames, this multiple award-winning game sold 1.5 million units, four times more than Sony had estimated.