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.