New Beyond game appears truly real

The developer of Heavy Rain is getting hyper real with a new title starring a young Hollywood actress.

Beyond: Two Souls stars Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes.
(Credit: James Martin/CNET)

Quantic Dream, the first developer to speak at Sony's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012 press conference, confirmed a new exclusive PlayStation 3 interactive psychological action thriller game, named Beyond: Two Souls. The title uses a new game engine, and appears to be similar to Quantic's previous work, Heavy Rain.

Quantic video-game designer David Cage announced the game to a crowd of thousands, noting that the title stars Hollywood actress Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes. In a real-time gameplay demo at E3, Quantic showed off Page's character using telekinetic powers to defend herself from attackers. The level of detail and accuracy in the facial animations of the video-game character appear far beyond the high level already set by Heavy Rain.

"For the first time in a video game, we will live the life of a character," Cage said.

CNET editor Scott Stein, who attended Sony's E3 press conference, noted that the game "looks better than Heavy Rain — significantly".


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