Heavy Rain “Not Porn”

Heavy Rain Developer Says Sex Scenes in Game Are “Not Porn”

January 14, 2010 Heavy Rain, the upcoming PS3 exclusive, is a game aimed at a mature audience. Featuring a dark, crime-driven storyline and fully fleshed out, living, loving characters, Heavy Rain will include sexual content. But, the developer of Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream points out that there is a big difference between sexual content and pornography.

In an interview with PSM3, Quantic Dream’s CEO, David Cage, said, “There are a couple [of sex scenes] but it’s definitely not porn. We don’t intend to push the boundaries and be realistic in every detail. It’s about real characters having emotions and doing what adults do when they fall in love.”

The game will be an attempt to bring a new level of storytelling to video gaming by creating a virtual experience in which characters behave realistically and developed strong emotional bonds. The inclusion of sex scenes isn’t new to the developer. Their 2005 title, (CHECK YEAR) Indigo Prophecy (AKA Fahrenheit) featured a sex scene between the two main characters.

Sex is a largely a taboo in gaming. It is largely handled with a certain of level of immaturity, such as in Duke Nukem 3D or The Saboteur, where strippers parade around and will expose their breasts for a price, and is often seen as a diversion rather than as a powerful aspect of the story. A large majority of gamers are guys, and sex sells.

Heavy Rain aims to provide a realistic, adult situation in which characters talk, fall in love, and have sex. Just don’t call it porn.


Source: Computer and Video Games