Quantic Dream: the French studio soon to be bought by a large Chinese group?

Heavy Rain


Heavy Rain

The game focuses on four different characters; Ethan Mars, a father and main protagonist; Scott Shelby, a private eye; Norman Jayden, an FBI agent and finally Madison Paige, a photojournalist. They are very different characters and do not know each other at the game's point, but are all connected in the sense that they all have interest in the game's main antagonist, the Origami Killer.

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Quantic Dream: the French studio soon to be bought by a large Chinese group?

Since the daily life of the video game industry is now punctuated by takeovers, we are not really surprised to learn that another studio is about to be acquired by a large Chinese company.

This time, it is the French studio Quantic Dream that is concerned. The team behind the excellent Heavy Rain or Detroit: Become Human would be about to be bought. We owe the rumor to the generally well-informed insider Tom Henderson. Of course, no official announcement has been made yet, so it is essential to take the following information with a pinch of salt.

From Detroit to Hangzhou

Thus, NetEase would be on the point of buying 100% of shares of Quantic Dream. The announcement could be made during the summer. According to Henderson, discussions have been going on for several months but we do not yet know if the deal is finalized. NetEase would not be its first acquisition in the video game industry since the Chinese giant had already bought Grasshopper Manufacture ( Killer7 , No More Heroes , etc.) in 2021.

According to various reports, Quantic Dream would be looking for a buyer since the end of its exclusive contract with Sony (after the release of Detroit: Become Human ). The studio is said to have even approached several companies over the years. But NetEase seems to have made the best offer.

Is Heavy Rain a good video game?

Yes Heavy Rain is a great video game, we are proud to have given it a rating of 81%. Any good gamer must have played Heavy Rain at least once in his life, we can even fully consider it as one of the best games of the genre! In short, it is a must and you must try it if you have the opportunity!

Can I play Heavy Rain with my friends?

No, as far as we know, there is no multiplayer mode for Heavy Rain, you'll have to lend the controller to each other and take turns playing! We hope that a multiplayer mode will be available thanks to a next update, a remake or even a sequel, who knows!

Is Heavy Rain available on multiple platforms?

Yes, the game Heavy Rain is developed to be compatible with PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. It's quite handy to be able to play it on several different consoles, thanks to the Quantic Dream development studio!

Is Heavy Rain a recent game?

No, Heavy Rain is not a recent game, it was launched in most regions on Feb 18th 2010, 14 years 4 months 6 days ago.
Heavy Rain has been released on PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

Is there an official website for Heavy Rain?

Yes Heavy Rain has its own official website! You can find it by clicking here.

Is there a forum on the internet to discuss the game Heavy Rain?

No, according to our information, Heavy Rain does not yet have a forum or subreddit clearly identified to the community. However, it is possible that you can find one by searching on your favorite search engine, which we invite you to do! You can also look at social networks, indeed many groups exist for example on Facebook to allow communities to exchange between enthusiasts.

Is Heavy Rain compatible with VR?

No, Heavy Rain is not currently compatible with virtual reality, but we hope that one day it will be possible to play it with this new technology!

Does the game Heavy Rain have other names around the world?

Yes, the game is also known by these names around the world:
The Origami Killer (Alternative spelling)
暴雨殺機 (Chinese title - traditional)
Heavy Rain: 心の軋むとき (Japanese title - original)
Heavy Rain: Kokoro no Kishimu Toki (Japanese title - romanization)
Heavy Rain: When the Heart Squeaks (Japanese title - translated)
헤비 레인 (Korean title)

What are similar games to Heavy Rain?

Heavy Rain is a game similar to Mass Effect 2, L.A. Noire, God of War III, Dishonored, Rogue Warrior, Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto V, Beyond: Two Souls, Wolfenstein: The New Order and Murdered: Soul Suspect, if you liked Heavy Rain, you will surely love this list of games we just mentioned! You can find our dedicated portals by clicking on the name of the games, and make your own opinion very quickly!