Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human studio Quantic Dream will no longer develop games exclusively for PlayStation platforms.
It follows a series of controversies for the studio, most notably the allegations of an unhealthy studio culture reported a year ago by a team of French journalists from Le Monde, Canard PC and Mediapart.
For its part, Quantic Dream labelled the extensive reports as a "smear" - and then quietly began suing the journalists who published the story.
Controversial games studio Quantic Dream, developer of PlayStation exclusives Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human, has lost a court case against a former employee.
Sony has announced its eclectic PlayStation Plus games line-up for May, which includes Quantic Dreams' Beyond: Two Souls and Ubisoft's excellent Rayman Legends for PS4.
Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human developer Quantic Dream has released a new statement in response to allegations which appeared in several French publications last month that spoke of an unhealthy studio culture.
Sega has announced that it will publish the first project from Interior Night, a new studio founded by ex-Quantic Dream lead designer, Caroline Marchal.
UPDATE 15TH JANUARY: This article previously translated a passage of a French report to say Guillaume de Fondaumière was accused of "pushing kisses" on staff at parties, but the translation is incorrect, as de Fondaumière himself later pointed out to me. After further consultation we have a more accurate translation. The accusation revolves around the common French greeting of air-kissing when two people meet. Guillaume de Fondaumière is accused of making more contact with his kisses than is considered appropriate.
Yesterday, Eurogamer published images comparing the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of Beyond: Two Souls, pointing out that the skin tone for the game's background Saudi characters appeared lighter in the newer version.
The PlayStation 4 version of Beyond: Two Souls appears to have been altered so its background cast of Saudi characters have lighter skin tones than in the game's original PS3 release.
Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream has finally announced a release date for the game's new PlayStation 4 version - it's next week, on 26th November.
Sony has finally confirmed that both Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls are coming to PlayStation 4, though it's still being miserly with the details. They're both confirmed for this year, and will be available individually digitally as well as a bundle that's both physical and digital, but there's little information beyond that.
The Trophy list for a PlayStation 4 version of Beyond: Two Souls has appeared online - the latest sign that a re-release of the game is on the cards.
David Cage's latest storytelling experiment, Beyond: Two Souls, sold over one million copies worldwide just prior to Christmas, developer Quantic Dream has announced.
High-profile releases from both Nintendo and Sony have failed to budge Grand Theft Auto 5 off the UK all-format chart top spot.
It's less than a week until the launch of Quantic Dream's decade-spanning spook-em-up adventure, Beyond: Two Souls, and the developer will be giving the game a movie-style red carpet premiere tonight at the Grand Rex theatre in Paris.
PlayStation 3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls is censored in Europe, Sony has confirmed.
Two changes were made to the game for the European version, amounting to about 5-10 seconds of gameplay that's been "edited slightly" to be "in-line" with a PEGI 16 rating, Sony's Ross Alexander wrote on the EU PlayStation Blog.
Alexander explained the decision: "For Beyond we wanted to make the game available to as many people as possible, hence applying for a PEGI 16 rating," he said.
"Not everybody was born with a DualShock controller in their hands," remarked notable French game maker David Cage, pacing with emotion at the Eurogamer Expo today.
UPDATE: Pre-order your copy of Beyond: Two Souls at GAME and you'll get a week's early access to the game's demo.
GAME customers will get the demo on 25th September, rather than 2nd October, the retailer wrote on Twitter. Nice!
ORIGINAL STORY: PlayStation 3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls will be available to sample in demo form on 2nd October in Europe.
PlayStation 3-exclusive Beyond: Two Souls will include a co-operative Dual Mode, developer Quantic Dream has announced.
David Cage used his GDC Europe session earlier today to assess and explain Quantic Dream's approach to cinematic games, and to look towards a future where photorealism becomes closer and where algorithms could replicate the directing styles of auteurs such as Stanley Kubrick and Orson Welles.
Actress Ellen Page has accused Naughty Dog of ripping off her likeness for PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us.
Sony showed a side to Quantic Dream's upcoming game Beyond: Two Souls tonight that we haven't seen before.
Beyond: Two Souls comes out in the UK on Friday, 11th October 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe confirmed to Eurogamer.
VideoGamer.com spotted the release date in a telly advert for PlayStation 3's upcoming releases. Beyond, from David Cage's studio Quantic Dream, comes out in the US a few days earlier on 8th October.
Sony is keen to highlight the PS3's impressive 2013 line-up of exclusives amid the attention-grabbing PlayStation 4 launch. In addition to Beyond there's Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo 6 and Sony Japan curios Rain and The Puppeteer to look forward to.
Pre-order the Beyond: Two Souls special edition and you'll get an extra 30 minutes of playable story, publisher Sony has announced.
The special edition is only available to those who pre-order, and comes with a number of other extras.
The disc will also unlock behind the scenes videos, the game's soundtrack, plus a PlayStation 3 theme and avatars.
UPDATE: A hefty chunk of in-game Beyond: Two Souls footage - shown at the Tribeca Film Festival last weekend - is now available to view online.
Quantic Dream, the do-it-differently developer of adult thrillers Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, is "very interested" in the new DualShock 4 PlayStation 4 controller.
Quantic Dream's Guillaume de Fondaumiere revealed to a Digital Dragons audience in Poland today that PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavy Rain cost just €16.7 million to make - even with all those emotional polygons stuffed in.
Pre-production on Quantic Dream's mystery - but confirmed - PlayStation 4 game began in the middle of 2012.
Quantic Dream boss Guillaume de Fondaumière has revealed the studio is already working on its first PlayStation 4 title - even though its next PS3 game, Beyond: Two Souls, isn't out till October.
Fondaumière said the PS4 offering will be a story- and character-driven game in the Quantic Dream style. However, he added, "Innovation is part of our DNA. We've never duplicated ourselves. We never clone ourselves or other people's projects; we always try to create unique experiences.
"For us, a new console is another reason to try and innovate. What is certain is that whatever we're working on on PS4 is not going to resemble what we're doing on PS3... We're going to try and reinvent ourselves."
Quantic Dream's upcoming supernatural drama Beyond: Two Souls is set for an 8th October release in North America and simply listed as October for Europe, according to the PlayStation Blog.
French emotion maker David Cage already has "probably my next three games in mind" even though he hasn't blooming finished Beyond: Two Souls yet.
BAFTA award-winning composer Normand Corbeil, who scored Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer and died aged 56.
Sequels are bad according to David Cage, creator of Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls and other games that aren't sequels.
"Sequels kill creativity and innovation," he declared. "Many people want the same and if that's what you offer them, they will gladly buy it."
The outspoken Quantic Dream design chief told OPM that we're inundated with sequels because that's what we buy.
Mega-publisher Electronic Arts has excused its current sequel-laden line-up by saying there's a lack of "reward" for launching new game IPs this late in the console generation.
EA Labels president Frank Gibeau admitted that the drought of actual new games would continue until new hardware arrived.
"If you look at the market dynamics: as much as there's a desire for new IP, the market doesn't reward new IP this late in the cycle; they end up doing okay, but not really breaking through," Gibeau explained to GamesIndustry.biz.
As the PlayStation 4 looms ever larger on the horizon, Sony has said the ageing PlayStation 3 is in "prime time".
An enterprising AllGamesBeta journalist filmed a Beyond: Two Souls presentation at Gamescom. The result is seven minutes of gameplay footage (posted below) from Quantic Dream's exclusive new PlayStation 3 game, and the bonus tones of the game's French project lead, David Cage, speaking over the top.
Note, this gameplay has been seen before, by us, behind closed doors at E3. Ultimately, our Oli Welsh chose a different section of Beyond to write about at E3 - the part where heroine Jodie Holmes sits in a chair in a sheriff's office, all suspense and intrigue. Nonetheless, this newly filmed footage hasn't ever been shared with the public.
It shows Jodie Holmes escaping a lot of police. She falls off her motorbike, she's hurt, she's surrounded. But the police and special forces keep their distance - they know what she's capable of.
David Cage has insisted that he's "not a frustrated movie director" as he outlined the work that's gone into capturing performances for his forthcoming PlayStation 3 action game Beyond: Two Souls.
2K Games boss Christoph Hartmann has gone and said something controversial. He's declared that only when games approach photorealistic graphics will they be able to broaden their genre-horizon and properly do nuanced emotion like Brokeback Mountain - rather than the Mission Impossible experiences we get today.
Ellen Page stars in a hefty chunk of new behind-the-scenes footage from the set of Beyond: Two Souls.
Warren Spector has hailed Heavy Rain maker David Cage as no less than "a genius".
Sony was one of the few major publishers to launch brand new core IP at this year's E3 show, debuting Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls and showing more of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us.
Why, when perceived wisdom dictates that new IP has the best chance of success at the beginning of a console's life span, was it spending big on two risky new brands this late in the current hardware generation?
According to incoming PlayStation CEO Andrew House, Sony believes it's the duty of the platform holder to continue to offer new experiences and attempt to bring in new players.
Will Sony launch a new super slim PlayStation 3?
Naughty Dog has said that it's a "complete coincidence" that the studio changed the appearance of Ellie in The Last of Us after she was said to resemble Ellen Page - and before the actress was confirmed as the star of Beyond: Two Souls this week.
Both games are published by Sony - The Last of Us by Sony Computer Entertainment America, and Beyond by the European branch. Both are due to be released for PS3 next year.
"We didn't event know what was going on with that," The Last of Us' game director, Bruce Straley, told Eurogamer at E3. "We don't know what's going on with other games."
UPDATE: Beyond: Two Souls will offer PlayStation Move compatibility, similar to Quantic Dream's predecessor Heavy Rain.
Beyond will be a single-player offline experience, a new press release has confirmed. The game is aiming for a PEGI 16 rating. It's genre is listed as "interactive drama" and will launch in "Q4" of the financial year (January to March 2013).
The veil has been lifted on David Cage and Quantic Dream's next game - and it looks like a return to the supernatural on a spectacular scale, with Hollywood star Ellen Page confirmed to be onboard for PlayStation 3 exclusive Beyond.