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Microsoft passed on Heavy Rain for Xbox 360

| September 4, 2013

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When Quantic Dream was pitching Heavy Rain to potential publishers, Microsoft was among the those considering backing the project. As it turns out, the company passed on Heavy Rain due to it’s controversial child kidnapping storyline.

Microsoft was scared of Heavy Rain and wanted to change it

In a conversation at BAFTA, Quantic Dream’s David Cage relayed the story to attendees.

“We had a very long talk and they loved Fahrenheit, and they really wanted to do something with us. They got scared by the fact that Heavy Rain was about kids being kidnapped,” said the developer. Cage also claimed that this response sent him an “interesting signal” about Microsoft, claiming that they didn’t understand what the outspoken developer was looking to achieve with the game.

Cage’s next title will arrive on the PlayStation 3 later this year, and is once again a cinematic style game that takes after Heavy Rain. Beyond: Two Souls stars Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, and will arrive in October.

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  • Facts First

    Thank god. Heavy Rian was one of the stinkiest turds of this gen.


      haha sold like 0.05 units

      sad really

      • XBOXsucks

        2.52 million, about the same as the first Fable and 1.5x more than any crackdown. I had to stretch to find xbox exclusives to compare to LOL


          You’re right, it isn’t comparable to halo or gears, only old games

    • Sideways M2

      Yeah, I mean I’ve never even head of “Heavy Rian” but Heavy Rain was awesome, right?

  • Toto

    MS is just a software company trying to make money in every possible way. They don’t know enough about gaming. Well, their loss really.

  • Jonny Hercock

    A really good game, really disappointed that MS passed up the opportunity :/

  • Facts First

    For all my fans you can now follow me on Twitter @FactsFisting for all the hot #XBOXONE FACTS

    • Country Boy Lucifer

      lol i know i ignore you on here because i know you’re trolling but you’re actually pretty funny sometimes

    • Duke

      Just when we thought you couldnt get any more sad, lonely and desperate…you come out with this….

      • Johnny b

        Like said on a diff article. He’s like a blip on the radar everyone sees him but nobody cares

    • Sideways M2


    • NathGamer

      @FactsFisting loooool

  • GK15

    Too bad. I beat it on PS3. Excellent graphics and cinematics. Definitely worth checking out.

    • NathGamer

      Never played it tbh, might pick it up on the cheap. I played Fahrenheit, which was amazing.

      • GK15

        Never played Fahrenheit, but maybe I’ll check it out

        • V

          maybe you and nathgamer should get a room.

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