Microsoft turned down Heavy Rain for fear of controversy

Chart-topping PS3 thriller Heavy Rain was turned down by Microsoft over concerns about child abduction causing controversy for the publisher.

As reported byDigital Spy, Quantic Dream’s CEO and the creator of Heavy Rain, David Cage, said the publisher was scared” of the controversy it might have caused.

We had a very long talk and they loved Fahrenheit, and they really wanted to do something with us,” said Cage, during his talk at a BAFTA games lecture in London this week.They got scared by the fact that Heavy Rain was about kids being kidnapped, and they said, ‘This is an issue, we want to change it’. Well, we could have kidnapped cats, it would be a different experience!

For me, that was a very interesting signal. It was like, you know what, I don’t think we can work together, because you don’t understand what I’m to achieve here.”

Sister site Develop has the full story.

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