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Quantic Dream Is Done Making PlayStation Exclusives

It's been a while, but Quantic Dream is once again becoming a multi-platform developer. According to VG247, the studio is hard at work creating a game engine that is compatible across all platforms. That means players on PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch have a shot at seeing a Quantic Dream game in the future.


"This is definitely a shift for us after 12 years developing exclusively for PlayStation," Quantic Dream co-founder Guillaume de Fondaumiere told VentureBeat in an interview.

And it has, indeed, been 12 years — and then some — since a Quantic Dream game has seen a non-PlayStation platform. The last one was Indigo Prophecy, a 2005 title that appeared on Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. It also received ports over to Android, iOS, and PlayStation 4.

More recently, the studio released Detroit: Become Human, a story-driven title that received a slew of award nominations, and actually won a few, too — despite its mixed reception. Currently, Detroit sits at a Metacritic score of 78, higher than previous effort Beyond: Two Souls, but lower than another title by Quantic Dream: Heavy Rain.


Many speculated in the past that Sony might move away from tapping Quantic for exclusive games, and this news seems to indicate that Quantic is preparing for this reality, as well. While 12 years is an awfully long time to develop exclusively for one platform — at least, when the studio isn't owned by the platform holder — Quantic Dream's been a multi-platform developer in the past. Hopefully the company can make the transition a smooth one, get its ducks in a row, and get back to creating new games.

The future for the studio is now wide open, and it'll be interesting to see what the team members at Quantic Dream have up their collectively sleeves. For the record, we'd love to see a Detroit-like game on the Switch.

We'll let you know when we hear anything about a new Quantic Dream project.