It feels like it's been forever since Quantic Dream first showed signs of what would become Detroit: Become Human when they shared the Kara tech demo during GDC 2012.
What was initially just simply that - a tech demo - grew into a full-scale project. The game has been shown off and on, typically only during Sony press conferences, usually with only a small amount to show. It happened again when a release date failed to show during the Sony E3 2017 conference presentation of the game, but that will soon change.
Speaking with GameSpot, game director David Cage has announced Detroit will finally see the light of day when it is released sometime in 2018 exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
Here's a brief overview of the game:
Inspired by the short called “Kara”, Detroit is a neo-noir thriller set in the near-future city of Detroit. Androids, who look exactly like human beings, have replaced humans in most tasks: they are workers, babysitters, gardeners, nurses, teachers, clerks. The story of Detroit starts with an unexplained incident that begins to affect the Androids.
Some disappear without any explanation, others have unexpected behaviors and strangely show signs of emotions. The rumors of “deviant” androids start spreading, but no one seems to know what’s really happening.
Shape an ambitious branching narrative, making choices that will not only determine your own fate, but that of the entire city. Discover what it means to be human from the perspective of an outsider – see the world of man though the eyes of a machine.
So rejoice, David Cage fans - you will soon be able to become an Android that develops human emotions soon! In the meantime, you can check out the E3 2017 trailer below.