If you’ve been wanting more on Quantic Dream’s latest title, Detroit: Become Human, you will not have to wait much longer. The developers have announced via Twitter that the PlayStation 4 title will be at Gamescom, with the “Hostage” demo available for the public to play. It’s unsure whether any more information will be announced at the event.
If you haven’t been keeping up on Detroit: Become Human, don’t worry, we have you covered. We played the game at E3, and have a lengthy preview for you to delve into. Here’s an excerpt:
During the presentation time we spent with the game, we were shown an extended version of the scenario shown at Sony’s conference. Most things in the lead-up remained the same. Once the police rolled by, however, we were able to see some of Marcus’ abilities in action. For instance, he can run through simulations of various routes to take. In this case, Marcus was trying to take a drone out. Some routes, such as leaping off a tree, resulted in him being too far away. This is shown as a wireframe model of Marcus climbing and attempting to reach the drone as it flew on its route, something which Marcus was able to glean knowledge of using his scanning powers. After trying a couple more simulations, the correct one was finally stumbled upon, and then executed.
All of these simulations and scans of the environment are done in what Quantic Dream calls a “mind palace.” By holding R2, time freezes, and the player is able to look around for points of interaction. You are also shown any current objectives you’ve been asked to finish. Detroit: Become Human has an in-game interface that shows up blended seamlessly into the game world. It’s another way Quantic Dream tries to keep immersion going strong in their titles. This is something that appears to be able to be called at will – there’s no sort of time limits in how long you can stay in this mode, and you are free to explore your surroundings for as long as you want.
Here is also a video of the E3 demo:
Detroit: Become Human is set to release on the PlayStation 4 in 2018.