Quantic Dream, the game developers behind Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, has finally revealed the release date for PlayStation 4’s exclusive title, Detroit: Become Human. The game, which was announced in October 2015 during Paris Games Week, will launch May 25th.
Detroit: Become Human is a sci-fi narrative driven story featuring Valorie Curry (Blair Witch) as Kara, self-aware android trying to find her place in the world, Bryan Dechart (Mafia III) as Connor, a police model android hunting down rogue androids, and Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy) as Markus, an android participating in the android revolution. Yesterday, Quantic Dream announced three new cast members- Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption), Lance Henriksen (Aliens) and Minka Kelly (Almost Human).
The developers came under fire last year when it launched a trailer during Paris Game Week depicting heavy domestic violence. In the video, which is below, we see an abusive dad attack his daughter with a belt until the unimaginable happens to the girl. At first, their android housekeeper/nanny Kara is unable to respond to the girl’s cries for help but as the video continues, and the situation resets, Kara gets involved. The trailer shows how players’ decisions will impact the game, making the narrative change as you go.
(Video trigger warning: domestic violence and child abuse)
Quantic Dream has shown with past games that they will not shy away from these tough topics, and obviously Detroit: Become Human is no exception. Effective storytelling combined with a talented cast should make for an unforgettable game.
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