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Quantic Dream’s PS2 adventure Fahrenheit hits PS4 on 10th August

The Heavy Rain precursor gets a new lease of life from next week

We’re very excited to be releasing the PS2 to PS4 version of Fahrenheit (known as Indigo Prophecy in North America) on 10th August via PlayStation Store.

Fahrenheit was initially released in 2005 in partnership with Atari. Looking back, I can say that our team’s serenity and faith in what we were creating was in direct opposition to the scepticism of a great number of people whom we pitched the game to.

Fahrenheit

This scepticism was so radical that we had to switch publishing partners during the last third of the game’s production. While we were showing off the beta version, a certain group of high profile professionals even claimed that we would never be able to finish the game!

The reason for this scepticism was that we were creating something radically new, as we were attempting to resolve an equation that many thought was unsolvable: putting the story at the very core of an interactive experience and inventing gameplay that allowed players, through their actions and decisions, to change the way the story unfolds.

Fahrenheit

When the game launched, we were thrilled by the critical reception. The game became the best reviewed adventure game since Grim Fandango. We received more than 50 accolades for Best Adventure Game, Best Story, Best Original Score, and even some Game of the Year awards. The game “found its audience” and became commercially successful, which enabled us to fund a prototype (The Casting, for those old enough to remember!) leading us to sign our next game with Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios.

Fahrenheit, in many ways, paved the way for Heavy Rain (released on PS3 in 2010, and on PS4 in 2016) and Beyond: Two Souls (PS3 in 2013 and PS4 in 2015). Most of the concepts found in its successors were invented during this game’s development: multiple characters, contextual gameplay mechanics, characters you can identify with, a cinematic experience (thanks to highly detailed environments), and beautiful music composed by Angelo Badalamenti and our dear late friend Normand Corbeil.

Fahrenheit

We hope you will enjoy this adapted version, lovingly crafted by our friends of the International Software Development Group at SIEA, which features the original game as well as a complete set of newly implemented Trophies.

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why was the PS2 emulated version chosen over the port that Aspyr released last year with new HD textures?

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Because these titles are ‘gasp!’ PS2 Classics. Not ‘PC port but call it PS2’.

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I think the point is there is already a better version of this game, why bother releasing the PS2 version at all on PS4 when they could just port the remaster.

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Because if they remaster a PS2 game for PS4, they’d end up having to do it for all the current HD remasters on PS3, and you lot would complain about why they’re re-releasing.

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Excellent! Been waiting for the updated release date :)

This is kinda cool but I have to wonder if PS2PS4 isn’t an annoying obstacle to actually get games on the service. Well At least for us that don’t hunt for trophies and want to just enjoy however we please. Well at least Sweet from gamercats understand me :)

Such a weird game – only played it on PS2 a couple of years ago. One of the most compelling openings cascading to one of the weirdest endings I’ve ever played!

Never got around to playing this one even though I enjoyed the demo. May get it if it’s sold as a £7.99 ps2 Classic. I don’t like that £11.99 price point, yes you’ve added trophies/1080p upscale but the actual game (not specifically referring to this game, just ps2 classics in general) is the same as the version I can get for 50p at cex.

It’s actually £2.50 in CEX.

I have the original but will definitely get this version once it goes on sale.

I’ve played both Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls and enjoyed them both, so while I am waiting for the next trailer for Detroit: Become Human and it’s release date, I will be saving my money for this PS2 Classic.

Classic_Shooter 04 August, 2016 @ 21:15
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Until dawn was made by the same company

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No it wasn’t. This is by French developer Quantic Dream. Their titles are Fahrenheit, HEAVY RAIN, Beyond: Two Souls and the upcoming Detroit.

Until Dawn is by Supermassive games, a British developer based in Guildford.

DoYouLikeMyID 04 August, 2016 @ 16:15
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Awesome! The only game from Quantic Dream I don’t yet own :D Although, I still have yet to actually play Omikron at some point :P

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I’ll second that! I’d only get a Box if it was guaranteed I could play Omikron!

Fahrenheit was the game that put Quantic Dream on my radar many years ago. Glad to see it resurface.

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^

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This is amazing news, i am playing rogue galaxy atm (another ps2 classic!) and when i have finished that i can jump straight into this.

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I’ve played this game so many times and I still love it! Have to buy this, yet again! This, Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls and Detroit. Now, make a new version of Omikron and I will cry for joy!

Never played it on ps2. Played all the others so why not? Huge trophy list. I’ll just enjoy the game

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The game is out in less than a week and yet they’re only posting screen shots, I wonder how bad it will look *sigh* QD are becoming too greedy milking too many cows lately.

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Well there’s this marvelous invention called the internet.

It has the ability to search things, such as gameplay videos, something you can easily do yourself.

Geez, so lazy. Trailers are for new games, not old.

Loooool that price. Jokers.

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What price? There’s no price mentioned in the post

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No but it is mentioned above….

Finally! I’ve been desperate to play Indigo Prophecy!

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Magnificent! Read news on it, nice to finally see an official date.
One of the very few games that I always really wanted remastered.

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This is just a emulated port upscaled to 1080p, not a remaster.

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Yea, the same as the other PS2 classics right? Only really played Bully so far and enjoyed it again.
This is awesome but I still wouldn’t mind an actual remaster or even remake in this case (not generally a fan of it), with graphics like Detroit :p Oh well, it’s got trophies at least and I’ve been waiting to replay this :)

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Yea, just like Canis Canem Edit and the GTA Trilogy.

TheLordPegasus 05 August, 2016 @ 07:49
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On that note, I think I shall play Beyond Two Souls over the weekend

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AWESOME!! One of the greatest games ever made. For those who haven’t played it, it’s an absolute must!

@Quantic

I have my original PS2 disc, but for some reason it’s not recognized by the PS4. Please fix the PS2 emulator.

Lol. Or not.

ShovelFighter_89 06 August, 2016 @ 14:59
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Been thinking about this the last couple of days and what a great game it was, but I’ve got to say I’m a little disappointed that’s it’s just the PS2 version, from the very little I’d heard about this release it pointed toward a remastered version and to find out its just a port of the original is a little underwhelming… the PS2 on PS4 as a whole has been disappointing tbh, I think a memory of an old classic actually turns out to be better than said classic game haha but maybe it’s just me

Nice

jason-bridges 08 August, 2016 @ 21:57
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if the price is right…

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