Heavy Rain developer calls for more maturity, fewer shooters

Cage: It’s time to grow up

The industry can’t keep making first person shooters if it wants to progress, says Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy director David Cage.

Cage, who has been an outspoken advocate of more mature subject matter in games for years, expounded on his views while presenting his latest game – Beyond: Two Worlds – in a Gamescom session reported by Gamasutra.

"I think we should have more courage in our industry and take more risks, because I think this is what the industry needs now," said Cage.

"I mean, how many first person shooters can you make? How many monsters/aliens/zombies can you kill in games? There’s a moment where we need to grow up.

"I often think that the industry suffers of the Peter Pan syndrome. It’s the fact that we don’t want to grow up, so we stay kids. But there is a moment where you need to grow up as an industry.

"And you cannot keep up with the Peter Pan syndrome. You need to grow. And I think this is the right time.

Beyond: Two Worlds follows the life of a girl (acted by Ellen Page) from age eight to 23 who can see "beyond" this world and into the spiritual realm.

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