The hotly-anticipated game-slash-movie-slash-game Heavy Rain is hitting PS3 early next year, but developer Quantic Dream is already talking sequels and prequels.  They re probably not what you think…

Heavy Rain will consist of several stories from several different characters, and Quantic Dream founder recently spoke to with information on how those stories will extend through future DLC releases.

“The game has all the scenes it’s supposed to have. It’s a complete story,” Cage told at gamescom last week. “But we are talking with Sony at the moment about having maybe extra downloadable content, maybe with prequels or sequels about the characters. I’m sure people will get attached to some of them and will want to know them even better.”

This is an interesting approach, creating extensions for a full game that just concentrate one one aspect, or in this case character, at a time.  Could other games do that; say, you have a game where you love the driving levels but can’t stand the gunplay, does it make sense to try and split those out as much as possible?