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's announced the PlayStation Plus titles for July.
From 3rd July, PlayStation 4-owning Plus subscribers can download Absolver, the RPG / fighting game hybrid Edwin recommended in our review: "A one-of-a-kind blend of blood-thumping martial arts, combo curation and grindy multiplayer set in a ravishing wasteland," he wrote.
Plus subs can also download Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain from 3rd July. We gave that one 9/10 in our review.
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.
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.
Microsoft declined to publish Playstation 3-exclusive Heavy Rain after concerns about its child kidnapping storyline.
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.
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.
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.
Warren Spector has hailed Heavy Rain maker David Cage as no less than "a genius".
UPDATE: The first screenshots from Beyond have been spilled online by AllGamesBeta and reveal Juno actress Ellen Page as one of the game's stars.
Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream will reveal its upcoming game at Sony's E3 press conference next Monday, according to a new report.
Both Sony and Journey creator Jenova Chen believe, in a completely unbiased way of course, that PlayStation Network has more adult-minded users.
French developer Quantic Dream's latest project, a tech demo that shows the progression the studio has made since 2010's Heavy Rain as well as laying a foundation for its next game, is to be unveiled today - and you'll be able to see it first here on Eurogamer.
Nearly three quarters of all those who logged into Heavy Rain finished the game, developer Quantic Dream has revealed via an IGN infographic.
Heavy Rain: Director's Cut launches in the US for PlayStation 3 on 8th November, Sony has announced.
As well as the original game, the re-release includes the following extras, as listed on the PlayStation Blog:
Heavy Rain Chronicles: Episode 1 - The Taxidermist DLC
Video game marketers in the US are too conservative and often struggle to sell story-driven titles, according to Heavy Rain creator and Quantic Dream boss David Cage.
Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream believes it lost one million customers, and "between €5 and €10 million", to second-hand sales.
"I can take just one example of Heavy Rain," Quantic Dream co-founder Guillaume de Fondaumiere told GamesIndustry.biz. "We basically sold to date approximately two million units. We know from the Trophy system that probably more than three million people bought this game and played it.
"On my small level it's a million people playing my game without giving me one cent. And my calculation is, as Quantic Dream, I lost between €5 and €10 million worth of royalties because of second-hand gaming."
The toned down version of Heavy Rain spotted on pan-European ratings board PEGI is exclusive to France, Sony has told Eurogamer.
Heavy Rain studio Quantic Dream may be working on a game called Infraworld after all.
Quantic Dream's next game could be called Fiv5, domain registrations suggest.
Video game auteurs who take sole responsibility for shaping all aspects of a title are vital to the continued growth of the industry, so says Heavy Rain creator David Cage.
Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream is not interested in making a sequel to its multi-BAFTA winning PlayStation 3 crime saga, so says studio boss David Cage.
Speaking to Spong backstage at the BAFTA ceremony in London last night - where the game picked up gongs for technical innovation, story and music - Cage revealed that the developer's next game, while "still very dark", will explore new territory.
"We created the genre," he insisted, referring to Heavy Rain's brand of interactive storytelling. "We own the genre, and we want to show that Heavy Rain was not a coincidence or a lucky shot - that it was really something that makes sense and that we can build on.
Red Dead Redemption was the most prolific winner at this year's AIAS (Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences) Interactive Achievement Awards - gaming's equivalent of the Oscars.
The 10-game shortlist for this year's public vote prize at the GAME British Academy Video Games Awards was announced this morning.
A film based on superb PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavy Rain is in the works.
An early version of Heavy Rain added another murder victim to the Origami Killer's tally, a new behind-the-scenes clip has revealed.
Gears of War lynchpin Cliff Bleszinski believes Sony undersold Heavy Rain by not marketing the game directly to women.
The Horizon project David Cage told Eurogamer was not his next big project was designed from the start as a red herring.
The release of PlayStation Move this week means the PlayStation Store has been flooded with Move demos.
The PlayStation Move-enabled version of thriller Heavy Rain will be released in the UK and Ireland on 8th October, Sony's confirmed via the European PlayStation Blog.
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.
Quantic Dream's creative conductor David Cage has shared his desire to explore "very different universes" with his new game.
Quantic Dream's emotional leader David Cage does not believe motion-sensing controllers are the key to unlocking mainstream acceptance of videogames.
David Cage has told Eurogamer that Quantic Dream has begun work on the next generation of "technology".
Heavy rain creator David Cage has told Eurogamer that he doubts further downloadable content for superb PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain will ever be made.
Work has been suspended on the Heavy Rain Chronicles downloadable add-ons.
Sony has said that Quantic Dream's highly acclaimed adventure game Heavy Rain has been reworked to use PlayStation Move controls.
Heavy Rain creator David Cage's next project may be titled Horizon and focus on the a twentysomething couple in a science-fiction world.
Deadline reports that Unique Features is the top bidder in an auction of the film rights for PS3 thriller Heavy Rain.
Quantic Dreams boss David Cage says a million copies of Heavy Rain have already been shifted - and he reckons that figure will rise by half as much again before the year is out.
Heavy Rain creator David Cage has revealed he's skeptical about Project Natal, particularly with regard to last year's E3 demo of the new tech.
Sony's revealed that Heavy Rain will work with PlayStation Move this autumn.
Heavy Rain's writer-director David Cage has said he's already written the plot for his next game, and it's going to be "very different" from the dark thriller.
The first drop of Heavy Rain downloadable content, The Taxidermist, will be available to all PS3 owners on 1st April, and you'll need $4.99 to buy it.
Sony has a patch for Heavy Rain in the final stages of development, and reckons an update will be released "very soon".
That's what the developer wrote on the US PlayStation forum.
"As mentioned previously, this patch is not targeted purely at the issues reported in this thread but does address a range of minor issues which could be contributing factors. Given the small percentage of players affected by these issues and the difficulty that has been had in reproducing them here we're optimistic that this patch resolves your problems but cannot guarantee that this will be the case," wrote the senior community development manager at Sony.
Never mind Fable III - Peter Molyneux thinks PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain is where it's at when it comes to next-gen entertainment.
Quantic Dream co-founder Guillaume de Foundaumiere believes that Heavy Rain's success proves "there is space for innovation".
Hollywood film director Neil LaBute has sung Heavy Rain's praises, and said he hopes other games will continue down this more "sophisticated" path.
Internet sleuth Superannuation has tuned up a United States Copyright Office filing which appears to suggest that PS3 interactive drama Heavy Rain has been optioned for a film adaptation.
One Heavy Rain glitch uncovered during the last few days apparently leaves character Madison Page with no clothes on.
Sony and Quantic Dream's ambitious PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain has topped the UK All-Formats chart in its first week on sale.
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition - the re-release with added DLC - has shambled to the top of the Japanese software chart this week.
Update: Sony Europe has told Eurogamer: "We are aware of the reported issue and are investigating the situation." More when we hear more.
Speaking to Eurogamer, David Cage has said that Heavy Rain will be his last work in "the thriller genre".
Heavy Rain's creator David Cage has said that he may have an announcement to make about the PS3's motion controller soon.
A demo for Heavy Rain is the biggest attraction on the PlayStation Store today. Sony's huge PS3 exclusive was reviewed earlier and now awaits only its launch on 26th February. But can it do the numbers?
PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download a demo of Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain on 11th February.
David Cage has revealed that one episode of Heavy Rain's Chronicles DLC puts you in the body of the Origami Killer himself.
Heavy Rain will be released in Europe on 26th February.
Retailer HMV has clarified to Eurogamer that Heavy Rain's release date - listed on HMV.com as 26th February - is actually still unconfirmed.
This ties in with Sony's silence on the matter earlier in the day.
"The release date is still TBC as we understand it," an HMV spokesperson told us, "but in order to list items on [our website] and to make them available for pre-order - or to enable customers to register their interest so we can keep them updated - we have to put a release date on the system.
Sony's told Eurogamer that a release date for Heavy Rain remains unconfirmed, despite numerous retailers - including those with Special Edition deals - backing 26th February as the PS3 game's UK arrival.
HMV started the ball rolling, listing a Limited Edition that comes complete with fancy slipcase and vouchers to download a Heavy Rain PS3 Theme and Heavy Rain sountrack - "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head"?
ShopTo, Amazon and Play all also back the 26th February date which, under two months away, now seems undeniable.
The BBFC has passed Heavy Rain for sale in the UK, deeming the mature PS3 exclusive suitable for 15 year-olds.
Sony has announced a European special edition of Heavy Rain and has also said it plans to release downloadable episodes following the game's release.
Quantic Dream co-boss Guillaume de Fondaumiere has revealed a small but interesting Heavy Rain feature that delays Trophy alerts until there are appropriate breaks in gameplay in which to display them.
Quantic Dream founder David Cage has told Eurogamer he will "definitely" explore using the PS3 wand for "mature" experiences once Heavy Rain is released early next year.
We were very proud and honoured last week to welcome Quantic Dream's David Cage to the Eurogamer Expo, where, in addition to a playable showfloor demo laid on by publisher Sony Computer Entertainment, he walked attendees through Heavy Rain and took part in an open question-and-answer session.
Quantic Dream's David Cage has spoken up for his right to use sex in his games, pointing out that, "When you are 18... You won't be shocked for the rest of your life because you saw nipples."
Quantic Dream's David Cage has defended the scene in Heavy Rain in which player-character Madison Paige strips for a nightclub owner, arguing that during its E3 showing it succeeded in its goal of making the player "uncomfortable".
Quantic Dream's David Cage pleaded with journalists earlier today to help him shake off the stigma of quick-time events and get the message across that Heavy Rain is properly interactive.
David Cage has made his peace with Sony's Trophy system for PlayStation 3, despite past concerns that it was at odds with the creative goals of his ambitious adventure game Heavy Rain.
Quantic Dream exec Guillaume de Fondaumiere has confirmed Heavy Rain won't be released until 2010.
"Most publishers today realise that it's not ideal to release a new IP or a new genre just before Christmas. It's a very crowded place to be, and certain games need more space to live their life," he told GamesIndustry.biz. "Everybody at working on the project, both at Quantic and Sony, believe this is the right time."
"We've always known that we had a window to release the game, and it's important for us to finish it the right way. We've got some margin either way, to some degree, but again I think there's a responsibility, and we don't want to deceive - so it's important for the game to be polished up until the last minute."
An exclusive video preview of Sony and Quantic Dream's interactive drama Heavy Rain on the Gametrailers TV show suggests that the game won't be out until next year.
Just a quick heads-up - Eurogamer will be bringing you a brand new Heavy Rain preview, along with a whole set of new screenshots, at 4pm today.
Heavy Rain, of course, is a PS3 exclusive from Quantic Dreams, the same people who made Fahrenheit. It's caused quite a stir so far - visit the gamepage to catch up on our all coverage so far and find out why.
Eurogamer will be the only UK site to feature the new stuff, so check back at 4pm if you want to see it.
Sony Worldwide Studios bigwig Michael Denny has described Heavy Rain as an "interactive drama" that will be played in people's heads more than it is on control pads.
Heavy Rain developer David Cage has described ICO and Shadow of the Colossus director Fumito Ueda as one of "very, very few artists" working in videogames.
Quantic Dream has confirmed to Eurogamer plans for a pre-release demo of PS3 exclusive-of-the-moment Heavy Rain, while hinting at the potential for downloadable content in the convention-smashing adventure.
At its press conference at the Leipzig Games Convention, Sony lifted the lid on Heavy Rain, a "dark thriller" for PS3 due in 2009.
The game appears to be an extremely cinematic adventure with horror overtones, and a mature, emotionally involving story exploring adult themes not seen in videogames before is promsied.
Live gameplay footage was shown, but aside from very quick button-prompt flashes on-screen, it was virtually indistinguishable from a cut-scene, with fast cutting between static cameras.
Quantic Dream's David Cage has asked that we clarify his comments on Uncharted: Drake's Fortune after we published a story on Friday under the headline "Uncharted is like a porn film - Quantic Dream".
Quantic Dream founder David Cage reckons that Heavy Rain's storytelling makes Uncharted: Drake's Fortune look like a porn movie.
Quantic Dream has opened up about its PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain.
According to a piece in Dutch magazine Chief (translated by Kotaku), the game will focus around four characters who have landed in extraordinary situations.
The main theme will be about a father's love for his son, which ties in with the "much more personal" approach studio boss David Cage is after.