Sony’s recently released Heavy Rain has come in for some welcome praise from famed developer Peter Molyneux – who lest we forget is the current creative director at none other than staunch PlayStation rival Microsoft Game Studios.
I recommend anyone who wants to start to see the first glimpses of the future of video games to go out and buy it,” he said at a talk at US event South by Southwest, according to Joystiq.
There’s no question in my mind that games like Heavy Rain – games that have a new fidelity in the way that they present their experiences; obviously made with cinematography and motion capture in mind – can really show the way forward to a new form of entertainment, which is evolving the story and choices and consequences.”
Molyneux did go on to add, however, that he only spent 90 minutes with the game because the world that was there was so dark and so emotionally involving I felt emotionally beaten up”.
Heavy Rain is currently number four in the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.