Quantic Dream, developers of Detroit : Become Human, Heavy Rain, and many other narrative experiences, are celebrating their 23rd anniversary. In their message to their community, they reflect on their history while discussing their success, what they’ve learned, and their future plans.
The largest announcement in their blog post however, is the fact that they will self-publish their titles in the future. Throughout Quantic Dream’s history, they have relied on other publishers and often acted as a second-party studio for Sony and the PlayStation.
And so, for the first time in 23 years of working with prestigious publishers, we are now in a position to self-publish.
According to the studio, this will offer them more creative freedom and the ability to examine new platforms to thus form a new strategic direction.
This new venture will allow us to make decisions in total independence, and to address the technological and strategic opportunities of next-generation platforms. It will also allow us to help other developers, by providing investment and development support, so that they can fully express their talents. We want to support creators of original projects and help them, in turn, to achieve their vision and offer quality, ground-breaking experiences….
This is more than an evolution — it is a transformation. We are doing this to preserve our freedom and our independence, to continue working on innovative and even more ambitious projects, to address greater challenges, and to create the unexpected. Quantic Dream will never be just another studio. We want to face new horizons, to keep our passion alive, and keep trusting in the idea of making games that are different.
Quantic Dream have developed some of the most unique titles in the industry over the past 10-15 years. For a company to find their niche and thus be able to become fully independent is always a good thing and we look forward to seeing what they have to offer in the future. We also hope that some of the internal struggles they’ve faced are behind them at this point and they’ve evolved as a company.