Cage: Heavy Rain did the business

Has passed worldwide sales of 1.5 million.

Quantic Dream's David Cage has insisted his critically acclaimed PS3-exclusive Heavy Rain has done the business despite neither he or Sony expecting it to.

The game has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide to date, Cage told a packed session at GDC Europe (reported by

And that figure's climbing.

"Heavy Rain is a commercial success and that's not something Sony or Quantic Dream expected, to be honest," Cage said.

Heavy Rain sold 600,000 copies in its first two weeks on sale, and four-times the predicted amount in the US market.

Cage hopes to reach two million sales soon.

"You need to be clear with your publisher," Cage added.

"It was a game that came together very late. If I showed you the alpha [build] you would kill the game. It looked ugly.

"Many publishers would have killed it. The game comes together very late and you need to communicate with your publisher because he doesn't have any reference.

"Publishers in general don't have balls. You need to come with a new idea and give them reason to trust you.

"Stop making games for kids. Adult is a huge, untapped market - there is almost nothing for adults, I'm not talking about casual or family games. There is a real market based on sophisticated values. See yourself as a creator, not a toy-maker. Ignore the rules."

We loved Heavy Rain, awarding it a deserved 9/10 review in February.

It's being reworked to use PlayStation Move controls, and the updated version will be released later this year.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (77)

About the author

Wesley Yin-Poole

Wesley Yin-Poole

Editor  |  wyp100

Wesley is Eurogamer's editor. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.


You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (77)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store