PlayStation has just experienced a generation filled with big exclusive titles due in part to both their own first-party studios and collaborations with third-party studios. It seems though that in future, Sony can expect one of their biggest third-party collaborates to step away from exclusivity deals. French developing house Quantic Dream seems to be moving away from the exclusivity route and will be making games for all platforms, according to a recent statement made by founder David Cage.
In a recent interview with Dualshockers, Cage revealed that they have been planning on moving away from exclusivity since “two years before the release of Detroit.” He further elaborated on this by saying, “Quantic Dream is not exclusive to any platform anymore. So yes, unless there are some specific exclusivity deals on a title-by-title basis, all our games will be released on all platforms at launch.”
Even though the studio will be parting ways with PlayStation, Cage stated that they still have a good relationship with Sony. “They have always been very supportive of my work and we have always been loyal to them in return. So we had a very open talk about all this, and they allowed us to release our catalogue of titles on PC.”
Earlier this year, Quantic Dream surprised the industry by announcing that they will be bringing their PlayStation-exclusive games to PC. They released Heavy Rain on the platform earlier this year and a few weeks ago, they released Beyond: Two Souls via the Epic Games Store. Their most recent title, Detroit: Become Human, still has an unspecified PC release date. So, it’s not all that surprising that the developer has announced that they are moving away from exclusivity, as they have already pretty much been doing it (sans Epic Games Store deals).
This announcement is great for new players who have always wanted to experience these adventures but have never been able to. It’s very pleasing that Quantic Dream will be able to branch out and reach more players on different platforms.
How do you feel about Quantic Dream moving away from exclusivity?