Detroit: Become Human Release Date Announced
Ben Sheene / Mar 2nd, 2018 No Comments
PlayStation 4 exclusive Detroit: Become Human will release on May 25, 2018.
Quantic Dream’s David Cage announced the news on the PlayStation Blog. Detroit was first revealed at Sony’s E3 2016 press conference along with God of War and Spider-Man, both of which are also planned for release in 2018.
Detroit: Become Human follows the story of three androids who begin to feel emotions. Connor is a prototype built to help humans when a case involves an android. After helping out a young girl, Kara finds herself a fugitive. Markus is poised to be the leader of the android revolution. Players take control of each of these three characters, making choices and shaping the narrative as they play.
Cage, who previously wrote and directed Quantic Dream’s Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain, and Beyond: Two Souls, says that Detroit is the studio’s most ambitious game yet. Players can miss complete sequences based on the choices made. Characters can stick around until the end or die right after they are introduced. Cage says the game will tackle sensitive and controversial topics, including our society, the role of technology, artificial intelligence, and what it means to be human.
Detroit also features a new 3D engine created for the PlayStation 4. Not only does the engine allow for highly realistic characters with full performance capture, it introduces new ways for story and gameplay to interact with each other. Players will investigate crime scenes, engage in fights, and become involved in the world, all through the bodies of androids.
David Cage and Quantic Dream have been some of the most highly divisive players in Sony’s roster of exclusive developers. Criticism of Quantic Dreams’ games being more “interactive experiences” than actual games arises with each new title. Where some find the storytelling insufferable and pretentious, others find it inspired and unique. After years of hype, it’s exciting to see where Detroit: Become Human will fall on the spectrum of games that tell excellent stories and how it will fill up a busy year of PS4 exclusives.
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