During a talk on emotion in games, David Cage unvealed a new tech demo running in realtime on Playstation 3. Named KARA, it demonstrates our studio's ability to realize full performance capture. In other words, to motion capture in one single take the body and facial movements of actors and to record their voices, with a very high degree of precision. Kara runs on an early version of our new proprietary PS3 engine.
These technologies are currently being used in the development of our upcoming project - an exclusive title for Playstation 3 - which is yet to be announced.
Japan's leading video game magazine FAMITSU honored tonight HEAVY RAIN with its annual Innovation Award, chosen by Japanese game creators.
The HEAVY RAIN PLATINUM EDITION will be released next week! This edition features the complete multiple award winning HEAVY RAIN game both in standard (Dualshock 3) and MOVE compatible versions at a very, very soft price.
Heavy Rain has won 3 BAFTAS last night in London for Best Original Score, Technical Innovation and Story.
These awards are very special to us, and the whole team is very proud !
Guillaume de Fondaumière and David Cage holding the three won BAFTA awards
HEAVY RAIN was awarded the Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, the Outstanding Achievement In Visual Engineering AND the Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition (Normand Corbeil) Awards during the 14th AIAS (Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences) awards in Las Vegas last night.
Released in February 2010 exclusively on PLAYSTATION 3, Quantic Dream's third title was 2010's 9th bestselling game on Sony Computer Entertainment's home console worldwide, and one of the most awarded games of the year.
CNN's Scott Steinberg takes a review on 2010's best games and ranks HEAVY RAIN as last year's most memorable gaming experience.
You can read it all here: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TECH/gaming.gadgets/12/29/best.games.2010/index.html?iref=allsearch
IGN.com, one of the world's premier video game sites, has started its seasonal category awards, distinguishing the very best in video games year after year.
HEAVY RAIN wins in three categories so far, including the much coveted BEST PLAYSTATION 3 GAME OF THE YEAR award.
Heavy Rain wins the GAME DESIGNERS AWARD 2010 during the JAPAN GAMES AWARDS ceremony organized every year during the Tokyo Game Show.
This prize is awarded by a comity of 10 world-class Japanese video game creators and rewards the game that, in their eyes, represents the most original and innovative project of the year: Famito Ueda (Ico, Shadow of the Colossus), Hideki Kamiya (Devil May Cry, Okami, Bayonetta), Shuu Tukami (Phoenix Wright, Ghost Trick), Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil, Vanquish), Jin Fujisawa (Dragon Quest), Jiro Ishii (White Knight Chronicles), Kazutoshi Ida (Killer7, No More Heroes), Masayochi Kikuchi (Yakuza, Panzer Dragoon Zwei), Keiichiro Sotoyama (Silent Hill, forbidden Siren) and Hifumi Kouno (Infinite Space).
Heavy Rain wins Best Console Game and Best Game Design of the Year during the European Games Awards Ceremony in Paris on September 10th 2010. Quantic Dream also receives the French Creative Prize of the Year from Culture Minister Frédéric Mitterrand.