Detroit is set to be immortalized tomorrow anticipating the release of PlayStation’s newest game, Detroit: Become Human. The interactive game gives it’s players the option to choose between three separate android lives, allowing players to choose which plot to star in.
The backstories, focusing on the onset of the Cyberlife in the city of Detroit 20 years into the future, features heavy hitters such as Minka Kelly, Jesse Williams, and Detroit native Bryan Dechart. Following in suit of popular shows such as Westworld on HBO, Quantic Dream has teamed up with Sony Interactive Entertainment to create an interactive game, making it the first of its kind. When speaking of the game, Writer and game director David Cage states,
“When you’re a writer you write a book people read the book but they can’t change the book. They can just read it and feel the emotions that you try to put in there. But when we created the experience like Detroit. I created a narrative landscape in which players can travel and they tell their own story. So it’s a story we tell together. They become the cool writer, the cool actor, the cool director of the experience”.
Detroit: Become Human, gives players full embodiment of the android, ranging in full complexity. Each choice and decision, varying from skimming through photos or cause of action, will determine whether characters perish after only one scene or stay with players until the very end. The byproduct of the outcome leads into different consequences throughout and shift final outcomes depending on each player’s preference.
Inspired by the rebirth of the city, Cage had immediately chosen Detroit for its empowerment after economic decline. Though the game was developed in Paris over the span of 4 years, the graphic team traveled to Detroit for location authenticity. The city had made it’s impression with the abundance of nature and industrial wastelands. Putting forth the effort and inspiration to embody the city in foresight of its appearance 2 decades into the future.
The game is set to release on May 25th, 2018 for all PlayStation players. To trail the demo for a first-hand experience before release, visit the Detroit: Become Human website to download.
By Victoria Tsai
Social Media Coordinator at JMJ Phillip Group