Quantic Dream’s latest action adventure title Detroit: Become Human has been given a release date.
The game will launch on PS4 May 25th.
Quantic Dream’s David Cage announced the game’s release date on the PlayStation Blog, and further explained the plot and characters you’ll be controlling.
In a dystopian vision of our near future, Detroit is the story of three androids, three machines designed to obey, who start to feel emotions. Confronted with persecution and the violence of society, they will all have to decide who they want to be.
Connor is a prototype designed to help human investigators on cases involving androids; Kara becomes a fugitive by empathising with a little girl, united in their dream of freedom; Markus will become the leader of the android revolution.
Cage also delved into the player choice, which sounds ridiculously in-depth if it comes to fruition.
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.
He goes on to say that Detroit has pushed the PS4’s technical limits, and he remarks upon the more controversial elements of Detroit’s narrative.
This game may be seen as controversial as it explores a number of sensitive topics that some people may consider inappropriate or taboo for video games, but maybe this is the most fascinating aspect of Detroit. We hope that it sparks some meaningful conversations and we’re looking forward to hearing what you think about it.
There’s a few new screens to go with it on the PS Blog.
Can Quantic Dream top Heavy Rain for impact? We shall see. It’d be a nice surprise after the many issues that have plagued the studio in recent months.