The games industry will eventually die if it doesn't do more to innovate, so says Quantic Dream founder David Cage.
Heavy Rain's creator strongly believes if the games industry "doesn't try more to be innovative and to come up with new ideas", it'll "die".
"This industry will die if it doesn't try more to be innovative and to come up with new ideas and to talk a bit more. [It doesn't need to be] necessarily serious, but deeper things at some point. It's great that you can shoot at monsters, and that's great and it will always be there and it will always be successful, but at the same time, what about giving the choice to people? Give them different options. So if they like that they find it, but if they want something deeper and interactive, they can find that too."
Cage, however, expressed he isn't trying to tell the industry "what they should, or shouldn't do", but rather stating developers should be utilizing games as a way to "express something, and to trigger deeper emotions." One such title that, in Cage's eyes, achieved exactly that is Journey.
"Journey was amazing. It has nothing to do with what I'm doing. But it's not so much about storytelling. It's about emotion. It's about trying something different."
David Cage is currently working on Beyond: Two Souls, which features Ellen Page voicing the lead character.