It looks as though Quantic Dream is a studio that sticks to their word as the highly anticipated Detroit: Become Human will be honouring its Spring launch. The game will be released on May 25th, and will be one of the first epic releases of Sony’s 2018 roster (God of War is scheduled for the month prior).
Speaking on the Official PlayStation Blog, director David Cage spoke of the game’s premise, which reads like a warning of our robot-filled future. “Detroit: Become Human 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.”
In what is dubbed as their most ambitious project to date, you will take control of three characters. Their, or should that be your, decisions will affect the world around you and have the capacity of delivering extreme consequences. This was something Cage was keen to stress, warning, “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.”
With regards to its title, he went on to say that the game is as much about people as it is about the androids. And that they’ve attempted to relate the two through their similarities instead of dividing them through their indifference. “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?”
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