Quantic Dream Announces Self-Publishing Plans

It's looking at "total independence" and addressing "the technological and strategic opportunities of next-generation platforms."

Posted By | On 13th, Feb. 2020

Quantic Dream is a developer that’s been associated with a number of cinematic adventure titles, from Heavy Rain to Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human. Many of its titles over the years have been published by Sony. But now the developer is set to begin self-publishing.

In a recent blog post, the developer stated that, “For the first time in 23 years of working with prestigious publishers, we are now in a position to self-publish. This new venture will allow us to make decisions in total independence, and to address the technological and strategic opportunities of next-generation platforms.

“It will also allow us to help other developers, by providing investment and development support, so that they can fully express their talents. We want to support creators of original projects and help them, in turn, to achieve their vision and offer quality, ground-breaking experiences.

“This is more than an evolution—it is a transformation. We are doing this to preserve our freedom and our independence, to continue working on innovative and even more ambitious projects, to address greater challenges, and to create the unexpected. Quantic Dream will never be just another studio. We want to face new horizons, to keep our passion alive, and keep trusting in the idea of making games that are different.”

It remains to be seen how ambitious the company’s future projects will be but it already confirmed that it was going multi-platform with its development. Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls recently appeared on the Epic Games Store for PC and were published by the company itself. Perhaps it has deals to publish games for other developers in the coming years

Either way, the future certainly seems bright for the company especially with NetEase Games acquiring a minority stake last year. Founder David Cage recently teased some surprises for this year – which is interesting considering the reference to next-gen consoles above – so we might learn more about its future titles sooner than we thought. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.


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