Detroit: Become Human, Quantic Dream’s next ambitious story-driven game, is set to release on May 25th, 2018.
As director David Cage announced, the game will be the company’s most ambitious title to date. Similar in style to their previous games, your choices play an important role in the narrative. You control three separate androids, each of which with different roles in society.
Below is a description of the characters and story of Detroit: Become Human as told by David Cage:
Connor is a prototype designed to help human investigators on cases involving androids; Kara becomes a fugitive by empathizing with a little girl, united in their dream of freedom; Markus will become the leader of the android revolution.
The player will control all three in turn, taking control of their destinies, and telling not only their individual stories, but also the story of their people and of their world.
Detroit is by far the most ambitious title ever created by Quantic Dream; with this game, we wanted to push our limits by creating the most bending game we have ever made. Your actions have real and spectacular consequences: there are entire scenes that you can see or miss based on your actions, your closest allies may help you until the end or die just after you meet them, your destiny itself can be totally different depending on your choices. You must also be very careful with your three main characters, because any of them may die at any time.
Each story is almost as unique as your DNA: it is the result of the choices you made, the minor ones and the important ones, because in Detroit, all choices matter. You will need to observe, think, decide, feel, follow your intuition or your heart, to tell the unique stories of each character, and their stories will become your personal story.
Detroit explores many complex themes that resonate with today’s world. Of course, it is about AI and the role of technology, but it is also more than anything about us, about our society, our dreams, our mistakes, our hopes. It is about what it means to be human: is it just about having flesh and bones, or does it mean more than that? We hope that it sparks some meaningful conversations and we’re looking forward to hearing what you think about it.
Check out the PlayStation Blog for David Cage’s full statement.
Detroit: Become Human is exclusive to the PlayStation 4. Previous titles by Qunatic Dream include Beyond Two Souls, Heavy Rain, and Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit.