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Second Heavy Rain DLC On Hold

Thanks, PlayStation Move.

It's possible that The Taxidermist will earn the distinction of being the first and last piece of Heavy Rain downloadable content. Speaking with Game Informer at E3 2010 in Los Angeles, Quantic Dream's Guillame de Fondaumiere said that the second piece of Heavy Rain DLC has been put on hold. 

Shake your fists at Move. Explaining, Fandaumiere said that Sony encouraged the team to work on the upcoming Move integration as opposed to the next DLC. As a result of the release timing, Fondaumiere believes Quantic will move on to its next project rather than bring people the other announced episode. 

I love this guy, what-his-name. 
Anything's possible in the videogame world, of course. Fallout Online is still coming despite a legal battle and Alan Wake managed to hit store shelves after a few hiccups. So, don't completely discount the prospect of more Heavy Rain DLC. But I wouldn't go on a hunger strike until its release, if I were you. You'll get mad hungry. Just sayin'.
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Posted by BradNicholson

It's possible that The Taxidermist will earn the distinction of being the first and last piece of Heavy Rain downloadable content. Speaking with Game Informer at E3 2010 in Los Angeles, Quantic Dream's Guillame de Fondaumiere said that the second piece of Heavy Rain DLC has been put on hold. 

Shake your fists at Move. Explaining, Fandaumiere said that Sony encouraged the team to work on the upcoming Move integration as opposed to the next DLC. As a result of the release timing, Fondaumiere believes Quantic will move on to its next project rather than bring people the other announced episode. 

I love this guy, what-his-name. 
Anything's possible in the videogame world, of course. Fallout Online is still coming despite a legal battle and Alan Wake managed to hit store shelves after a few hiccups. So, don't completely discount the prospect of more Heavy Rain DLC. But I wouldn't go on a hunger strike until its release, if I were you. You'll get mad hungry. Just sayin'.
Edited by Drod

I really don't see how move will enhance a heavy rain play through.

Posted by CyleMoore

That sucks

Posted by get2sammyb

Taxidermist took the thing in an almost survival horror-esque direction.
 
I think I'm happy for them to move on to their next project though. Horizon is the rumoured title.

Posted by Razoric

fucking motion controls...

Posted by WizardShazam

Not to say I was looking forward to more Heavy Rain but that's kind of lame.

Posted by Gnubberen

I hope we atlest get an DLC episode, that explains all the blackouts Ethan was having

Posted by zonerover

Heavy Rain attempted to add a specifically crafted style of immersion by making us hit buttons and move analogue sticks in specific ways. Unless they completely recreated the game mechanics, trying to simply translate this onto the Move would be gimmicky. 
 
Moving onto their next project is probably the wise thing to do, if not simply just making new DLC content without Move (Sony, will you allow them?)

Posted by teknolaiz

Sweet, glad I held on to this game for the non-existent DLC.

Posted by glitznglam_style

Yeah, they've been shady on the DLC plans in the past. Were they even making anything, seriously? I doubt. 'The Taxidermist' was already made as a presentation. Beyond that, though, it seems like they weren't planning on anything and are now just using this as the excuse. And, of course, this is a shitty excuse, as motion controls are completely lame.
Posted by RecSpec

This kid's gonna die...and Quantic Dream is just going around in CIRCLES!!
 
(waves hands frantically in the air while wearing fancy FBI glasses)

Posted by AuthenticM

I want this second dlc!

Edited by skrutop

Let me see if I understand the series of events:
 

  1. Sony "encouraged" Quantic Dream to integrate Move into their DLC.
  2. The Move isn't being released anytime soon.
  3. QD decides to just scrap the whole thing and move on to their next project.
 
Does anyone else see a breakdown in logic?  Would it make more sense to, I don't know, just create the DLC without the Move support and THEN move onto your next project?
Posted by Impossibilium

Eh, didn't they already say there would be no more DLC?

Posted by modeps

Move and Heavy Rain are perfect for each other, but a bit saddened that there's no more DLC.

Posted by Winterwolf79

That's a shame.

Posted by MeatSim

This is a motion controls fault.

Posted by CaptainObvious

Norman Jayden? Pshhhaw. He can't step up to pros like Francis York Morgan.

Posted by dezvous

I'd rather have them integrate move and proceed to their next project that spend time on more dlc and not integrate move. The best part about Heavy Rain is easily the main game and I would love to play through it again with move.

Posted by bhhawks78

Does the new dlc fix plotholes or bad voice acting?

Posted by EvanFavreau

Definitely disappointing for those who wanted more Heavy Rain (though that's definitely NOT me).

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

JASON!

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

I was expecting anymore after The Taxidermist anyways!

Edited by LightningBlade

@dezvous said:

"I'd rather have them integrate move and proceed to their next project that spend time on more dlc and not integrate move. The best part about Heavy Rain is easily the main game and I would love to play through it again with move. "

 
Same here, I really liked the game and that was the best part so while I probably would have paid for a second DLC at the same time I'll gladly take free Move support and try it again especially since the controlls seem right on given the control system.  There's already a commercial/trailer showing off how it'll work and it looks like it could work.  And then let them get onto their next game since I can't wait to see what they do next with the PS3 using all they learned from Heavy Rain and equally importantly what story they are going to tell next.

Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite

Kinda sucks that there may be no more dlc; however, moving on to the next project may be for the best.  The games they make lend themselves to the Move and it really only makes sense to "move" (pun definitely intended) on and see whats next.

Posted by hpv

Why would you want Move integration in Heavy Rain?  I really don't see what that would add to the game.

Posted by tmlim
@Drod said:
" I really don't see how move will enhance a heavy rain play through. "
I was thinking the exact same thing.  Maybe cool for people who haven't played it yet.
Posted by blaakmawf

Damn you peripherals!

Posted by Tearhead

Having played The Taxidermist, this is probably for the best.

Posted by Nickness534

Damn! I really wanted a Norman prequel. Screw Move support!