Beyond: Two Souls: ‘Lack Of Emotion Is Killing Games’ – Cage
Beyond: Two Souls creator David Cage is dissatisfied with the lack of imagination in the games industry today, warning that if things don’t change, it will “die”. Harsh words indeed.
Speaking with Gamesindustry, the Quantic Dream laid down a disclaimer before discussing the issue, “It’s not up to me to tell the industry what they should or should not do. There are very clever people out there and they know what they want to do. I can only talk for my studio.”
With that out of the way Cage continued, “I’m interested in using this medium to express something and to trigger deeper emotions. I think you can do it if you make movies, if you make TV series… all expression forms are great for that. But games, we just shoot and jump. What about trying something else and using it?”
“But it’s not so much about storytelling. It’s about emotion. It’s about trying something different. I mean this industry will die if it doesn’t try more to be innovative and to come up with new ideas and to talk a bit more – not necessarily serious, but deeper things at some point.”
Strong words indeed. We’ll have more on Beyond: Two Souls as it happens.