Quantum Break Creative Director Sam Lake spoke today at a Masterclass lecture t the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris, that DualShockers attended, and was asked a question by Until Dawn Creative Director Will Byles. Lake took the chance to mention that he’s playing Supermassive Games’ cinematic title, and to express his appreciation.
Now that there’s finally some time, starting to come out of Quantum Break, I have a big backlog of games sitting on my desk, and I’m wanting to play those, and you know, just a couple of days ago I started playing Until Dawn, which is really really great.
Incidentally, the appreciation wasn’t one-sided, as Byles himself mentioned that he’s a “massive fan of Alan Wake.”
Later in the lecture, Lake mentioned that he’s a big fan of the Half Life games. They use a completely different approach to storytelling compared to Remedy’s games, but he still respects that kind of approach a lot. He’s also a fan of Naughty Dog’s games (Uncharted and the Last of Us) due to their “beautiful” character building and storytelling.
Lake is happy with today’s games. He feels that storytelling has been rising in quality, and now it’s really high. He’s looking forward to play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. On the other hand, he also praised Life is Strange, calling it “experimental and powerful.”
That said, looks like there’s mutual appreciation between the creators of some of the most relevant cinematic games of the past few years, and it’s always refreshing to hear.
The Video Game masterclass event in Paris was organized by Jeux Vidéo Magazine and Cité des Sciences.
[On-Location Reporting: Morgane Bouvais]