Saturday, August 30, 2014
David Cage Says Beyond Two Souls Is Now In Beta, Release Date Coming Soon

David Cage Says Beyond Two Souls Is Now In Beta, Release Date Coming Soon

The Heavy Rain developer also answered the hottest question on gaming’s web: the advent of new consoles blocking used games. Excellent read below the break.

On Beyond Two Souls, Cage told IGN:

Beyond is almost in beta. It will come out this year and the release date will be announced soon.

On the issue of used games, he said:

On one hand, I understand consumer’s position. Games are expensive. When they buy something they want to be able to trade it, most of the time to buy more games. I can understand that point.

On the other side, I understand the point of the industry. Each time you buy a used game, this is money that doesn’t go into the pocket of the people that took the risk to create this, to finance it, to develop it. This is also unfair.

So I don’t know what is the right answer. I don’t know if making this impossible [to play used games] is the answer. Maybe it is, maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s more about explaining and about telling people who really love games that if they buy used games, there will be a day where there won’t be any new games at all.

Does Cage make a fair point? I mean, why should Gamespot make all the used game money? Wouldn’t it be fair that the folks who created the games, and their publishers, get a piece of that pie?

..But there’s also the argument that once a car is sold, the owner can sell it to the car dealership, and the car dealership resells for whatever price it deems fit.

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  • Ghost250

    in the end this issue of used games will solve itself when everything goes digital.

  • nick

    the solution is simple, force sellers like gamestop and co to give you a cut of used sales!
    if not ok fine were not sending you any copies of our games.
    see how quickly that changes their tune!
    i wouldent be surprised to see games become predominately digital simply because its the only way publishers can control the sales of their games.
    you sell it through a retailer you only have so much control, and only get so much revenue from the sale.
    you sell it from your store, EA and origin for instance, you set the terms.
    i wouldent be surprised to see allot more companies sprouting up stores, for instance $ony started with 2 stores in NSW at the start of this gen and now they have over 20!

  • nick

    O, and for beyond shut up david and give us a release date!
    no, seriously we love you dude but for crying out loud stop your winging!
    i watched his DICE keynote and i felt like getting a screwdriver and gouging my eyes out!
    hes kinda right in what he says, but my lord i havent heard someone whine on about it over and over and over and over again since the tree burnt down!
    as the saying goes, if a tree falls down in a forest but no one was there to hear it, does it make a sound?
    christ, dude get over it!
    MOVE ON!

  • Ghost250

    its not GameStops fault that they saw a buisness opportunity to buy used games and sell them for major profit. if sony, Microsoft & nintendo were smart at the time they would have their own online buy back service where you send your used games in and you get money or credit. an then they can sell the games at a low price.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Ghost: Great point!