Heavy Rain - Motion Controller Announcement Incoming?

by Carl Rushworth, posted on 15 February 2010 / 2,061 Views

David Cage, the boss over at Quantic Dream, has recently hinted at Heavy Rain supporting Sony's Motion Controller.

In a recent interview it was hinted at heavily, and we could see an announcement pretty soon.

"If you are talking about Motion Control, this is something we initially considered for Heavy Rain."

"The very first version of the game design was based on motion control, but it was not feasible at the time. But all the controls of the final version of Heavy Rain is still based on motion."

"I have a lot of interest in Sony's motion device and there is a good chance that we announce something about it in the coming weeks."

So... Heavy Rain + Motion Control = Happy Gamers? It's easy to see how the game could work using motion controls, and it already has some form of motion control thanks to the SIXAXIS.

Heavy Rain is releasing on February 23rd, and the Sony Motion Controller is set for release later this year.

Source - MTV


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23 Comments

Juniversal (on 19 February 2010)

@ Metallicube...no more of a "gimmick" then a racing wheel for a driving game. The motion controls would likely be more intuitive then the Dual Shock Controller.


Kaixes (on 15 February 2010)

Thinking about how this would affect gameplay makes me wanna play the demo again!


Icyedge (on 15 February 2010)

Finally there would be a game where using motion controls fit in the whole game and gameplay.


Slimebeast (on 15 February 2010)

Great news.


binary solo (on 15 February 2010)

"Lyrikalstylez says: I think this game would better be suited for Natal, I suppose shaking a dildo looking peripheral for the juice sequence would seem a bit awkward in my opinion!! Posted on: 02/15/10, 19:27" And the great thing about Son'y's motion control is you can do motion controls with or without a controller. Sony Arc is both Natal Lite, and Wii Motion+.


Metallicube (on 15 February 2010)

lolz what a gimmick. :P


dirkd2323 (on 15 February 2010)

There is a lot more to the Arc then shaking it like a dildo, I played the Demo and loved it, from what I have read and seen regarding the PS Ars it will work very well with Heavy Rain, and I look forward to it.


Lyrikalstylez (on 15 February 2010)

I think this game would better be suited for Natal, I suppose shaking a dildo looking peripheral for the juice sequence would seem a bit awkward in my opinion!!


Reasonable (on 15 February 2010)

@ Bamboleo - don't give away my secret identity! And they asked!


aken909 (on 15 February 2010)

Wow, I didn't think i'd ever want a motion controller, but... actually I would buy it for this game (if they were released at the same time).


AlkamistStar (on 15 February 2010)

I think it'll be a new game, but then again, he could just be talking about how you move the controller up and down, etc. to do motions in the game (ex: brushing the character's teeth).


mike_intellivision (on 15 February 2010)

Didn't Sony have some sort of motion control in the SixAxis? Could this be what we being talked about? Mike from Morgantown


CGI-Quality (on 15 February 2010)

It might be a new game altogether.


Ghutto (on 15 February 2010)

Hardcore games...


kitler53 (on 15 February 2010)

heavy rain seems like a good fit for motion controls but to me the way things are phrased it sounds more like a new/different project to me.


Bamboleo (on 15 February 2010)

@ reasonable Captain Obvious to the rescue!


Porcupine_I (on 15 February 2010)

Actually the way he said it, he could be talking about a completely new game.


heedstone (on 15 February 2010)

Excellent news! I think the movements will make a lot more sense with motion cotrol.


puffy (on 15 February 2010)

Awesome :D


Reasonable (on 15 February 2010)

Probably a patch I'd guess. Adding the code to allow for Arc input to the existing game.


iLLmaticV3 (on 15 February 2010)

I think they could probably just do an update for Motion Control to work, since the game was designed with it in mind in the first place.


iLLmaticV3 (on 15 February 2010)

Motion Control please!


woopah (on 15 February 2010)

so how would that work? a heavy rain motion edition released a yera after the old one?


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