Detroit Become Human 2018 is the latest title in development by Quantic Dream that expands on the studio’s legacy of gripping, narrative-driven experiences (Fahrenheit/Heavy Rain™/ BEYOND: Two Souls™). Discover what it really means to be human in a powerful, emotional journey made of choice and consequences.
During these four years, we have gone through all possible states and emotions that the development of such a challenging project induces: the pride of working on something special and unique, the doubt of attaining all our creative and technical goals, the hope when publicly releasing scenes and trailers and seeing players’ positive reactions, the fear of not having enough time and resources to make everything perfect, the joy of finally seeing all parts of the puzzle come together, scene after scene, and finally being able to play the game from start to finish. And today, I guess it is with a mixture of all these feelings that we stand in front of you.
Detroit Become Human 2018 is no longer our game. Instead, it will soon become yours. Yours to play, to own, to hopefully cherish. The fate of Connor, Kara, and Markus is in your hands, along with the fate of all other characters in the game. Through your decisions and actions, you will have the opportunity to become the writer, the director and the main protagonist of the most branching story we have ever created. A story made of hopes, fears, sadness but also of joy and happiness. A story as much about us, humans, as it is about androids.
When you complete each sequence, Detroit Become Human 2018 presents you with a flowchart that spells out the route you took through the scene. (It’s also accessible from the pause menu at any time during a mission.) If you’re hooked up to the internet, the game will show percentages for the community’s choices. You can see every move you made, from inconsequential acts to basic dialogue options to momentous no-turning-back decisions, and understand how your choices opened up new paths in some areas and narrowed down your options in others.
If this mission sounds familiar, it’s because Detroit Become Human 2018 developer Quantic Dream showed it off in a trailer during Sony’s E3 2016 press briefing. We played a near-final version of the game for about three hours last week, and it appeared that “The Hostage” made it through mostly unchanged from that 2-year-old trailer.
The game itself comes out on May 25 and tells the story of a group of androids coming to terms with their newfound sentience. You control three separate characters and can guide them in their journey by making decisions along the way, in a similar way to some of Quantic Dream’s previous games. For more, check out some Detroit Become Human 2018 gameplay or read our interview with director David Cage.