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Ellen Page to star in new Quantic Dream IP Beyond

By Ben Strauss

Ellen Page to star in new Quantic Dream IP Beyond

Tue 05 Jun 2012 1:24am GMT / 9:24pm EDT / 6:24pm PDT

Quantic Dream head David Cage showcases latest title from studio

Sony has opened up their press conference with a major announcement from developer Quantic Dream; Beyond. Their latest game, which showcases their new engine, will also star Hollywood actress Ellen Page in the lead role.

Speaking with GamesIndustry International at GDC, studio head David Cage told us that the 'Kara' video was not even close to showcasing the tech behind their new facial animation capture technology. The trailer for Beyond was indeed a major improvement over the GDC showcase, detailing an incredibly rich world and facial animations.

Beyond: Two Souls did little to detail much of what the game was about, only that the idea of death will be a major storytelling point. Ellen Page's character was shown to possibly have a guiding spirit hovering over her while it was also hinted at with some possessive abilities might be possible.

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Joe Winkler trained retail salesman, Expert

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It looked great. I hope the storytelling will be more "mysterious" than Heavy Rain. I always prefered Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy) because it had something strange and unexplainable about it.

Posted:4 years ago


Antony Johnston Writer & Narrative Designer

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Wouldn't it have made more sense to use a grab *of* Ellen Page, seeing as she's the USP here?

Game looks good, mind.

Posted:4 years ago


James Wells Gaming Contributor -

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I enjoyed Farenheit/IP... at least until it turned into an episode of Dragon Ball Z. Hopefully this will have a "mystical/reality" balance (a totally legit scale I just made up) placing somewhere between IP and HR.
No kamehamehas, PLEASE.

Posted:4 years ago


David Radd Senior Editor, IndustryGamers

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I think Cage learned his lesson from Farenheit/IP. He said that at the ending, he felt the need to make the story more "gamey" and that meant taking it way over the top. While it's clear there's more supernatural stuff going on in Beyond than Heavy Rain, I think they'll manage consistency from beginning to end.

Posted:4 years ago


Private Industry

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I liked the supernatural elements of Fahrenheit until close to the end when it went Matrix and very much enjoyed Heavy Rain despite some flaws. From a graphical point of view Beyond looks amazing and it is interesting what they can get out of the PS3, obviously it helps if your gameplay is more limited. Nonetheless I hope it`s not too long before it comes out as I grave for more interactive drama.

Posted:4 years ago

So the question is, was Ellen also used in Last of Us?

Posted:4 years ago


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