Video Game Developer Quantic Dream Makes Bold Move To Self-Publish and Go Independent

Video Game Developer Quantic Dream makes the bold move to self-publish their games. Read all about the reshuffling here.
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Quantic Dream is planning on self-publishing. For the past 23 years, the game developer has been a huge player in the gaming market, working with big-named publishers on their mostly plot-driven and beloved titles. But, in a recent blog post, they have announced they’re going independent and seeing where the road is taking them.

They started their announcement by giving an age analogy about adolescence and growing up. After that, they went on to discuss how they have collaborated and have enjoyed working with the likes of Ellen Page, Pascal Langdale, Bryan Dechart, Valorie Curry, the late David Bowie, and many more.

Why Is Quantic Dream Going Rogue?

The blog post cited the biggest reason why they made this choice is because of their collective success over the past few years. For the longest time, the studio has been a huge player in the console market. However last year, they bit the bullet and launched their popular titles, Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human, to PC via the Epic Games Store exclusively.

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Quantic Dream also hinted at potentially backing other studios financially and offering development support. This could mean they won’t just be known for developing subjectively excellent games, but also publishing and helping other studios to turn their ideas into reality as well.


There wasn’t mention of how far they’ll go or when they’ll start their self-publishing venture, but it can be expected they won’t be seeking a publisher for their next project. Whatever that project may eventually be. Quantic Dream also assures fans that they’re still closely tied to their roots of making interactive games similar to Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human.

Whatever the future holds for Quantic Dream, it can be assured they’ll do their best to impress and make sure all its games will be quality titles. Are you excited for their new move? Do you think it will result in a higher quality of games? Let us know in the comment section and on social media!


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