While the announcement itself was expected (Quantic announcing a game and not Detroit itself), the fact that it was from the studio's tech demo years ago is what made it more surprising.
I'm in the camp that loves Quantic Dream's games, so yeah, I'm definitely looking forward to Detroit.
Do I think it will have the same gameplay as Beyond and Heavy Rain? Yep. Am I OK with that? Very. I understand that some people aren't fan of games like this and Until Dawn, but for me? It's a very welcome change of pace from the multitudes of shooters, brawlers, action games out there right now.
Bring it on, Quantic!
I think it's testament to how ridiculous Cage has got. I personally think it's a rather unimaginative idea. My fears are that the story will be weak and generic and won't be able to keep up with the typically sunning visuals.
We know Cage can do better.
I honestly cannot wait for this game to be released. It has a sort of I Robot feel to it and I loved every second of the trailer. I personally didn't care for Heavy Rain but Beyond: Two Souls was an amazing success in my eyes, so I can't wait to see what they do with Detroit.
I'm with Ben on this. At least on the surface, it feels like a it will just be another story a thousand times told. We play as Kara discovering what it means to be human? I feel like it will be really hard to relate to her plight as a player that is already human. If we're going to be given moral choices to make, it makes little sense to have a human with a moral compass making decisions for an android that has yet to fully discover what it means to be human. I'll probably buy it and play it, but I'm still a fan of the dark crime and mystery narrative of Heavy Rain more than these new full life experience style stories that David Cage seems to be attending towards.
We've only seen one trailer though, and have next to no information on it, so I could be completely off base on my assumptions of what the game will be.
I just hope there's a reference to The Russian Five at some point.
I'm willing to give Detroit a shot, as I've never actually played a Quantic Dream game before. I think the theme, while definitely not original, isn't too exhausted.
I look forward to seeing Detroit's spin on things!
Impressed, surprisingly! I've only dabbled with Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls -- Fahrenheit on PS2 was a personal favorite -- but the trailer and general concept for Detroit hooked me, even if the name is a little silly. It's like the sequel to Alex Garland's Ex Machina that I never thought I wanted, and the idea of a sentient AI stumbling into the real world is fertile ground for storytelling, so long as it sidesteps the uneven pacing and flawed control scheme of Two Souls.
Heavy Rain was one of my favorite games on PlayStation 3 but I found Beyond: Two Souls underwhelming when I played it recently. When it comes to Detroit: Become Human, I am tempering my excitement until I see the game being played. While I've never doubted Quantic Dream's ability to nail presentation, their gameplay and storytelling took a big step backward with Beyond. I hope to be pleasantly surprised whenever I finally get get my hands on Detroit.
I know some folks think David Cage's work is terrible, but personally, I thoroughly enjoyed Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls' storytelling. I can't wait for Detroit. I have a feeling I'll love this one, too.