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Beyond: Two Souls Demo Coming October 1st

Ross Alexander's Avatar Posted by Ross Alexander on Sep 05, 2013 // Product Manager, SCEE

Today we can confirm that the Beyond: Two Souls demo will be available on Tuesday, October 1st on PlayStation Store. There will be opportunities for a few of you to get in on September 24th — we’ll be announcing those soon.

This demo will include two scenes from the game, giving insight into the extraordinary story that awaits you next month. This will be the first chance for most to go hands-on and experience the improvements Quantic Dream has made to Heavy Rain’s control scheme.

The Beyond: Two Souls demo will feature the following two scenes from the final game:

  • Jodie & Aiden: Join a very young Jodie as she takes part in an experiment at the Department of Paranormal Activities. As officials put her abilities to the test, you take charge of a mysterious, invisible entity.
  • Hunted: Skip forward a number of years and help Jodie escape the clutches of government agents as the mysterious entity unleashes its truly astonishing powers.

We’ve also got the third of our four part ‘Making Of’ series, which details the huge undertaking that was the year-long performance capture shoot for Beyond: Two Souls. Hear from writer/director David Cage and lead actors Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe on the intricacies of the set design, and how performance capture for a video game is so different than a traditional movie shoot.

Chime in below with your questions, and I’ll reply to them as soon as I can!

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+ Welmosca on September 5th, 2013 at 12:03 pm said:

Oh thanks for the demo…Beyond is already a must buy but a demo is always welcome…like I always say every game should have a demo before launch and avatars post launch…anyway…Beyond looks incredible and beautiful as well…as always PS3 typical the graphics are unbelievable….I’m loving the different places we will be going on Beyond….and I’m really curious and eager to see if Beyond will be able to top the epicness that is Heavy Rain…easily one of the best games this gen and ever.Great job Quantic Dream you guys are very good.


+ Kchow23 on September 5th, 2013 at 12:13 pm said:

I hope you guys get to support Beyond with DLC was disappointed that there wasn’t additional Heavy Rain DLC after the first one was so good.


+ Welmosca on September 5th, 2013 at 12:19 pm said:

Also I love these Making Of videos.

I have a request….the concept art looks so good…please make them available in the game like you guys did with Heavy Rain….as a drawer myself I always like to stare at the concept art.


+ SNAKE-EYES73 on September 5th, 2013 at 12:20 pm said:

I am amazed at just the preview! I might buy this game I still have my game Heavy Rain. But this game looks way more detailed and innovative I hope you can play your Music by using custom sound tracks! Seriously Sony you need to get with the picture. $60.00 bucks plus tax is not picnic anymore. But I am impressed with just the preview for Beyond 2 Souls! I hope that we get more PS3 demos from E3! Thank!


+ musicman182 on September 5th, 2013 at 12:23 pm said:

This is one of those games where I’ve been completely avoiding anything related to it, as I want a completely fresh experience when I play through it the first time. The demo is appreciated, but it’s a day 1 buy for me already. I’ve been looking forward to this all year!


+ Prayfirst on September 5th, 2013 at 12:39 pm said:

PLEASE, PLEASE GD/Sony give those of us gamers (and there are far more of us than you might think) who don’t like (F-BOMBS) in video games or elsewhere for that matter, a (check-mark in the main menu), the option to (opt Out) of F-bombs! Did I mention Please! I love your games and I kind you not, I’d buy this game day one, if I knew in advance for a fact, I had that option in the game! Think of it it’s not as if were asking you to take Anything out of your game i.e. if ppl/gamers like that sort of thing, than sobeit and I really do hope we all buy and enjoy tons of this game! Let’s face if Epic-Games aka Gears of War/Bulletstorm Dev’s can do it in their games, I know you guy’s can! It would mean more to us than you could ever know!!!

Anyway thanks ever so much in advance and happy gaming all!!

P.S. PLEASE lol!


+ I_Montano_I on September 5th, 2013 at 12:50 pm said:

No demo for me, buying it day one! Even though GTA will undoubtedly be amazing, this game is definitely GOTY. Amazing work.


+ plaztiksyke on September 5th, 2013 at 1:28 pm said:

I really, really hope Quantic Dream eventually revisits the character of Norman Jayden. When the remaining Heavy Rain DLC was cancelled, I was really put off :/

Looking forward to Beyond. Would love to versions of Omikron and Fahrenheit on PS4/Vita with see HD graphics/audio.


+ Connor2122 on September 5th, 2013 at 1:55 pm said:

Don’t get me wrong I want try the demo looks amazing the game it’s just Grand Theft Auto Online releases on that day so yeah also I’ll be pretty much because with Grand Theft Auto V after 17th till PS4 launches. Beyond Two Souls needs a PS4 version :)

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    + Derek Osgood on September 5th, 2013 at 2:01 pm said:

    Don’t you want a change-of-pace in the middle there? ;)


+ tusunami on September 5th, 2013 at 2:00 pm said:

This is the game that people should remember because it’s pure brilliance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


+ DecadanceFantasy on September 5th, 2013 at 3:27 pm said:

It’s weird to see a Quantic Dreams demo come out. Cool though. Can’t wait to play the game!


+ iREVOLTER on September 5th, 2013 at 3:30 pm said:

Don’t need Demo! Just release it Day 1 Digital and it’ll be mine without a doubt .

Please Day 1 Digital, cmo’n QD do it please! Thank you.


+ Chuckbait on September 5th, 2013 at 3:37 pm said:

Derek, your responses are appreciated. Thank you. Kudos on the good work. This game ( slash interactive movie) looks very impressive – as well as the size of the script.


+ Ja-Milz on September 5th, 2013 at 4:48 pm said:

This game is very beautiful, makes uncharted, Hitman, Heavy Rain and many other games look like crap and they were awesome games with perfect graphics


+ Sir_Dr_JM on September 5th, 2013 at 5:10 pm said:

I’m very suprised to see no one has one thing in particular yet.


Anyways, the games looks wicked guys! Keep up the good work! Excited to give it a try!



+ Hestar69 on September 5th, 2013 at 6:44 pm said:

Can’t wait! have this preordered at gamestop soon as I heard about all the bonus stuff you get with it (sorry amazon order)..Looking forward to this masterpiece!


+ Killa_LJ_318 on September 5th, 2013 at 8:36 pm said:

@Connor2122: I feel ya. I’m in that same predicament where I wanna try this game out, but at the same time GTA V online will be on & poppin that day. Good thing 4 me, my wife has her own PS3. She loves the movie Juno & loves Ellen Paige (hope I spelled that right). Just told her the news & she went crazy. At least I’ll get 2 watch it, if not play it I guess.


+ Strangeheaven on September 6th, 2013 at 6:23 am said:

I hope this game doesn’t make me go to sleep, like heavy rain did. Heavy rain was total waste of my money.

I for one am glad that a demo is being released, if there’s to many QTE then I cant see myself buying this game.

Buy the way Im still waiting for The Last Guardian, no other game really matters. Let’s hope for some news or unveil at tokyo game show, cross fingers.


+ PainOfSarrow on September 6th, 2013 at 7:58 am said:

dont see why ppl cant play the beyond demo the same day as gta v online. i know i sure as hell will. this game looks amazing and i caN tell it is.


+ dh4645 on September 6th, 2013 at 8:47 am said:

sweet. cant wait to try it out. loved heavy rain.


+ Welmosca on September 6th, 2013 at 11:30 am said:

@ 42 Ja-Milz – Makes Uncharted look like crap?….are you on drugs?…this is insane….Heavy Rain look like crap?…damn…also how can you put Hitman in the same lvl of Uncharted,Heavy Rain and Beyond?


+ reebandet0 on September 6th, 2013 at 12:04 pm said:

I can’t wait for BEYOND!


+ Assais on September 6th, 2013 at 6:18 pm said:

Please tell me you guys are gonna keep supporting the PS3 with awesome games for the next 2 years. I just pre-ordered the GTA5 Bundle and don’t intend to get a PS4 for at least 3 years.


+ angel21vv on September 6th, 2013 at 6:30 pm said:

i already bought it i can’t wait to get this game it looks so amazing


+ tdog06051991 on September 7th, 2013 at 2:50 pm said:

Ok I know I am late to the comment section but I have a question, I know David Cage said it will have tablet and phone support but will it work with the Vita. Also will the tablet/phone support be available in the demo.


+ Jisatsu_Kiddo on September 8th, 2013 at 6:50 am said:

you had me till ellen page.


+ NickMulder on September 8th, 2013 at 9:49 am said:

@37 He’s right!! You DO want a change-of-pace in the middle there ;)


+ DeeBG on September 9th, 2013 at 8:24 pm said:

I just wanted to thank you guys for the naming of the title. Hopefully the IGN Playstation team won’t croak yelling “BEYOND!” over and over when a video review goes up =p. Also I’m waiting for GTAV to come out on PC (I have such a large back catalog of Steam/PC titles as well as PS3/Vita titles being a PC, console and handheld gamer) so my time is all yours Ellen =p.


+ DeeBG on September 9th, 2013 at 8:28 pm said:

@51 – The PS3 will no doubt live on with great releases into 2015. No offense to Xbox fans, but Microsoft seems to stop development/promotion cold in key markets when a new product is released.

@53 – No word on Vita (I would hope so though) but no, as seen as a response on the first page this feature won’t on display at all in the demo.


+ DEVIL_Nishino on September 20th, 2013 at 9:37 pm said:

Day 1 Digital? I want it so bad, but that’s the only way I could get it, please make it Day 1 Digital, I also want to play it in my already preordered PS4, I suppose al my digital library is playable in PS4, right?


+ cg1luv on September 22nd, 2013 at 9:21 pm said:

I have purchased this game 3 months ago paid in full just waiting patiently for it to b released super excited for this game & no other game has me pumped except Beyond Two Souls can’t wait almost there!


+ Bigodon99 on September 26th, 2013 at 2:11 am said:

No day 1 digital? Come on guys? This is the only way i have to play and enjoy in the day as it releases, i have a bunch of free space in my replaced hdd just waiting this cute to be ordered in PSN as digital download

In ps4 i will do not have any physical disc, my lastest 5 games was digital downloaded, include gta


+ cassarcc on September 5th, 2013 at 7:09 am said:

This game looks amazing!!!!


+ Butters360 on September 5th, 2013 at 7:11 am said:

Hell yes! Thank you! I LOVED Heavy Rain.


+ D-Squad3 on September 5th, 2013 at 7:15 am said:

Don’t need a demo, already getting the game.

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    + Derek Osgood on September 5th, 2013 at 11:31 am said:

    Love to hear that :)


+ Sum-Mischief on September 5th, 2013 at 7:17 am said:

This may be my very last game on the Ps3 … :(


+ scottybtnr on September 5th, 2013 at 7:17 am said:

Should I stay tuned to this blog for details on the September 24th early demo date?

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    + Derek Osgood on September 5th, 2013 at 11:31 am said:

    Yep, we’ll be announcing here on PS Blog


+ TomatoDragon on September 5th, 2013 at 7:27 am said:

Cannot friggin’ wait!


+ TheOldGamer39 on September 5th, 2013 at 7:27 am said:

I don’t need a demo either, as I have had this game preordered for several months. I seriously can’t wait for October 8th! I loved Indigo Prophecy, and love Heavy Rain. Quantic Dream’s game just keep getting better, and Beyond Two Souls is looking epic.


+ leandroeidi_usa on September 5th, 2013 at 7:37 am said:

Will it be Day 1 Digital?


+ realgone79 on September 5th, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

Heavy Rain was an incredible game and I will definitely pick this up when it is released. My wife enjoys games but she gets frustrated with ones with overly complex controls, the compelling story of heavy rain and the intuitive QTE system meant she was able to play through the entire game- and she LOVED it. I hope BEYOND is similar in this regard.

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    + Derek Osgood on September 5th, 2013 at 11:32 am said:

    Another bonus for those of you with wives/gfs/other who can’t handle DualShock controls, the Beyond Touch feature we announced at GamesCom will allow them to play with a simplified version of the interface via phone or tablet. Won’t be available in the demo unfortunately though.


+ opikal on September 5th, 2013 at 7:47 am said:

I as well would like to know if it will be day 1 digital, and if there might be a pre order for it soon. Thanks!


+ GeoDarky on September 5th, 2013 at 7:59 am said:

Finally! i really loved Heavy Rain am having high hopes for Beyond 2 Souls can’t wait to try it out


+ yuanqing_he on September 5th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:



+ GameBreak68 on September 5th, 2013 at 8:36 am said:

Indigo Prophecy & Heavy Rain… I don’t need a demo^_^
See you in October :D


+ Tman_Slice on September 5th, 2013 at 8:50 am said:

Where is the Day 1 Digital?!


+ opikal on September 5th, 2013 at 8:52 am said:

You’d think there would be a digital so ps4 users can buy it. I want to pre order it now! :)


+ loakum on September 5th, 2013 at 9:01 am said:

In the next 2 months, I’m soo gonna spend more on games, than I usually do in a year! So many great games coming out, and a next gen console (PS4), with next gen games too!


+ medenko1975 on September 5th, 2013 at 9:26 am said:

can’t ******* wait.

where’s is cheapest to order?

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    + Derek Osgood on September 5th, 2013 at 11:34 am said:

    We prefer not to push you towards one retailer or another. For the most part pricing should be the same across the board. We do though have a pre-order offer which allows you to get the Special Edition for the same price at GameStop. Where you order though is totally up to you.


+ agent47rpg on September 5th, 2013 at 9:42 am said:

Day 1 Digital?

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    + Derek Osgood on September 5th, 2013 at 11:34 am said:

    Can’t confirm anything on digital release at this point.

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