Beyond: Two Souls can be played on iOS/Android, Co-op also available

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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.

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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.