So this is what Kara‘s going to be when she grows up.
As David Cage reveals in the admittedly-long-but-still-extremely-watchable video above, Beyond: Two Souls is the name of Quantic Dream’s new project. From the included cinematic, it looks like it’s a return to the supernatural element that so dominated Indigo Prophecy; also, Beyond definitely looks like it’s more action-oriented than Heavy Rain was, but only time (and a gameplay trailer) will tell.
Ellen Page will play the part of Jodie Holmes, the protagonist; and while that looks like a very promising setup indeed, I can’t help but wish for some kind of role for Valorie Curry, who was jaw-dropping as Kara.
With no word on a release date yet, all we can do is wait. And watch that trailer repeatedly. There are worse ways to pass the time.
If, like me, you can’t stop thinking about Quantic Dream’s wonderful was-it-really-just-a-tech-demo Kara, here’s a fix to satisfy you for a while. Reminiscent of the enjoyable behind-the-scenes videos that came with Heavy Rain, the above video gives you a little glimpse into what it took to create Kara’s story. Incidentally, it also features Valorie Curry, the actress who played Kara; if that doesn’t sell it for you, I don’t know what will.
If you still want more, here’s an interview of David Cage (courtesy the European PlayStation blog) where he discusses the amount of work that was put into Kara, and where Quantic Dream wants to go from here. (A particular highlight is around the 5:50 mark, when Cage gives Ms. Curry one of the more cringe-worthy compliments I’ve heard recently.) Check it out after the break.
Quantic Dream, the people behind the critically acclaimed Heavy Rain, released the above tech demo – titled ‘Kara’ – during the Game Developer’s Conference. David Cage, founder and lead game designer, was quick to stress that Kara is not an announcement of a game in itself, but rather an indicator as to the direction Quantic Dream will be heading in with its next release. Cage wasn’t very forthcoming with more details, only revealing that the technology behind Kara was at version 1.0 when the clip was made but is now at version 3.0, and that he hopes to show us even more impressive examples of this technology soon.