Whether you loved it or loathed it, it’s hard to deny that Beyond: Two Souls raised plenty of interesting questions last year. It divided gamers across the board, asking exactly what separated a video game and an interactive story. There was plenty of joy to be found in David Cage’s follow-up to Heavy Rain, though. The story itself had levels far beyond most video games, with excellent motion captured performances from stars Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe.
Although there was some backlash, developer Quantic Dream can consider the gaming “experiment” a success — after all, Beyond: Two Souls was in the top twenty most pre-ordered games of 2013, and had sold one million copies as of January of this year. Gamers who missed out the title may have another chance to play it, thanks to a rumored re-release on the PS4.
Two Swiss retailers — World of Games and Alcom — uploaded details of a re-released version of Beyond: Two Souls, complete with PS4 box art. Alcom even goes as far as to suggest a release in September 2014, and gives a price of 88.90 Swiss Francs — the same rate as other upcoming pre-releases like Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
Of course, this is far from an official announcement, so those anticipating a re-release of Beyond: Two Souls should wait to hear from the likes of Quantic Dream or Sony themselves. After all, no other retailers have run with these releases. It’s also worth noting that World of Games has removed the listing from their site already.
That said, we do already know that Quantic Dream has been working with the PS4 for some time. David Cage announced in March of last year that Quantic was working on a title for the PS4, and although that was suggested to be an entirely new IP, there’s nothing to stop Quantic from working on a remastered edition of Beyond: Two Souls alongside it.
PS4 owners already have some re-released titles to choose from, including Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, and there are more coming soon, including Grand Theft Auto V and The Last Of Us Remastered. Given Sony’s penchant for these souped-up versions of PS3 games, it makes sense that Beyond: Two Souls could be joining them in the new generation of consoles. After all, Quantic Dream’s interactive story was released late into the PS3’s life cycle, and it could find a home with plenty of gamers who missed it first time around.
What do you make of the news? Would you pick up a copy of Beyond: Two Souls as a PS4 title? Or do you think that such re-releases should be limited to only those games that were acclaimed across the board, such as The Last Of Us? Let us know in the comments.
Beyond: Two Souls is out now, and is currently available exclusively on PS3.