In the event you’re anticipating any of Quantic Dream’s cinematic video games to leap to the massive display screen, don’t. Firm president David Cage says the studio isn’t actively pursuing promoting the rights to its video games for film diversifications.
However that doesn’t imply Quantic Dream is ignoring films and TV altogether. Cage says he’s actively following the rise of interactive TV, just like what Netflix did with Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch.
“[I]f it’s about promoting the rights to one in all our video games to a film firm in order that they make a film, it’s not essentially one thing we’re actively pursuing,” says Cage in an interview with IGN Japan.
Nevertheless, Cage says whether or not Quantic Dream is within the TV medium is a separate query fully. “It’s additionally fascinating to see what Netflix is doing and what different individuals are doing, experimenting with interactive TV reveals. As a result of it’s actually mainstream, it’s about speaking to non-gamers, to anybody, and giving them entry to the likelihood to vary the course of the story primarily based on their selections.”
Cage calls this a “simplified model” of the video games Quantic Dream already makes however the enchantment lies within the probability of reaching a brand new viewers on a brand new platform with a unique interface. However whereas the curiosity is there, Cage says “there’s no concrete plan proper now with all this stuff, it’s extra like issues we preserve .”
Nonetheless, Cage says Netflix’s makes an attempt at interactive TV are thrilling and that “there’s a future for interactive storytelling in tv.”
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Quantic Dream is probably going not specializing in films and TV given it’s presently growing the Star Wars sport, Star Wars Eclipse, a branching action-adventure sport set within the Excessive Republic period. Specializing in a number of protagonists, gamers will make significant selections that have an effect on the storyline.
Star Wars Eclipse was introduced on the 2021 Sport Awards however has but to obtain an official launch date.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor. You possibly can attain him @lawoftd.
Interview by Daniel Robson of IGN Japan.