Quantic Dream honcho David Cage has pretty much stamped on chances of us seeing a Heavy Rain sequel from the studio, claiming he's "not in this business to make money".
Speaking to Develop in a meaty interview, the Heavy Rain auteur claimed he's "said what I've had to say" about Heavy Rain, and Quantic Dream has "capacity to create new ideas."
He said: "David Cage the brand, as you call it, is about not having to make sequels. It's about creating a brand that is the name of the creator, not Heavy Rain 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 12.
"Let me be stupid for one second; I'm not in this business to make money. I wrote Heavy Rain because I was excited about it, because there was something to say.
"Yeah I could make Heavy Rain 2, but I've said what I've had to say about it. That's the strength of Quantic Dream, to have the capacity to create new ideas, to make something that breaks ground.
"I don't know what to say. I guess I don't have a long-term strategy for my career. It's certainly not to make as much money as possible though. I see myself as an author, really. I just trust my instinct. I think fans of what I do want me to do that too."
Cage previously confirmed to CVG that Quantic Dream is beavering away on two "very different" projects - and when they're finished, he's going to turn his attention to shaking up the shooter category.
"I want to create a genre," he told us earlier this year. "I want to convince more people that [emotional gaming] is a valid direction for the industry; to show them that this was not just one product, one story. It's a format that can be used to tell any kind of story in any genre with any tone."
He added: "I would really like the opportunity to work on a different type of game. I would love to see if what we discovered could be applied to a first-person shooter, for example."