David Cage, head of the French development studio Quantic Dream, today stated during Eurogamer Expo that Beyond: Two Souls can be played on iOS/Android through an app called “Beyond Touch” which as of now is already available on the respective stores of the platforms.
“Not everybody was born with a DualShock controller in their hands,” says David Cage. He said that the decision originated from the feedback received from Heavy Rain, a PS3 exclusive by Quantic Dream. Cage said that many people wanted to play the game with a significant other or a friend watching, calling shots, making or telling which decisions to make while not controlling the character in-game directly.
Sometimes it was the girlfriend or the wife…
Sometimes it was the friend who was not a gamer. Sometimes it was the parents or even the grandparents; there was a guy who told me he played the entire game with his grandmother.
Brainstorming with his team, on how to get that second person more involved with the game, Cage and Quantic Dream came up with the solution of adding a second sceen, a touch screen into the equation. Hence the resulting app on iOS and Android. Cage says:
“It connects to the console via Wi-Fi, and from this point you can play the entire game, in single-player if you want, just using your iPhone … just with one finger. It’s a very simplified interface [and] makes the game very passive and simple.”
It’s not only that, you can also play co-op in Beyond: Two Souls using that app, with one person controlling Jodie Holmes and the other person can control the supernatural entity “Aiden” linked with Jodie.
- Have a look at our Beyond: Two Souls demo impression
Beyond: Two Souls releases this October 11th exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
Stay tuned at Gear Nuke as we will bring you more info about the game and the app.