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PGW 2015: Quantic Dream Announces “Detroit: Become Human,” First Footage Released

October 27, 2015 Written by Alex Co

Update:

Quantic Dream boss David Cage wrote a new post on the PlayStation Blog, which you can read below:

Hi everyone. Some of you might remember a PS3 tech demo called Kara that we released in 2012. It was about an android who discovered she could feel emotions and appeared to be sentient. Many people were deeply moved by this character and felt empathy for this character who just wanted to live. But everyone had the same question: what happens to Kara when she leaves the factory?

I kept asking myself the same question since we released this short. I knew I had to find out!

So we imagined our world in a near future where androids like Kara would look, speak, and move like real human beings. We wondered how we — humans — would react if we were confronted with a new form of intelligence, how androids conceived as machines would be perceived if they started to have emotions.

We didn’t want to do another story on AI (there are already so many great ones), we wanted to talk about what it means to be human and what it would be like to be in the shoes of an android discovering our world and their own emotions…

I am really excited to announce that Quantic Dream’s new title is called Detroit.

Original Story:

During Sony’s Paris Games Week press conference, Quantic Dream boss David Cage went up on stage to talk about technology and about Kara. Remember her? The female android tech demo that was shown off years ago?

That was merely a segue to the announcement of the studio’s new project, Detroit: Become Human. According to the trailer, everything we see is capture with the in-game engine, which makes it all the more impressive.

Will the gameplay be more involved than say, Heavy Rain or Beyond: Two Souls I honestly wouldn’t bet on it, but for those of us who enjoy such games, it seems we’ll be in for a treat once more.