One of the biggest publishing gambles of recent times has very much paid off with the news that Quantic Dream's PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain has now sold over 1m copies worldwide.
The game, which is the child of Fahrenheit creator David Cage, is best described as an interactive movie and has been celebrated as an innovative, unique – and for many, moving – gaming experience.
That was a surprise to many, since estimated sales were between 200,000 to 300,000 units. We estimate that by the end of the year, we will have sold 1.5m copies, and are very pleased with the reception.”
Cage has since indicated that with his next project he wants to try to bring to multiplayer experiences the same change that Heavy Rain was to single-player”.