In case you didn’t know, last week the folks at Quantic Dream released a Detroit: Become Human demo onto the PlayStation Store, allowing players to check out the hostage scene from the opening of the game. While many have likely already played through the scenario, Quantic Dream has recently revealed a list of things you might have missed if you weren’t keeping a sharp eye out for everything.
Over at the PlayStation Blog, Guillaume de Fondaumiere – the co-CEO of Quantic Dream – has revealed eight tiny details you might have missed in the demo if you weren’t paying careful attention. While some of them are pretty hard to guess even if you did notice, a couple of them are simply just nice nods to other real-world occurrences. You can check out the eight details below, and make sure to let us know in the comments if you noticed any of them during your playthrough:
1. The coin
Connor’s coin is an American Quarter, bearing the iconic profile of George Washington.
How the android came by this particular coin remains to be seen, but his dexterous display in the elevator is not just for show: Connor runs through this routine to calibrate his physical and cognitive functions, sharpening himself for the challenge ahead.
2. The fish
The Dwarf Gourami or Trichogaster Lalius, to give it its Latin name.
With the onset of climate change and widespread species extinction, real pets are increasingly rare and a marker of affluence.
Most exotic species can only be experienced now in the much-anticipated CyberLife ‘zoo’, featuring exclusively android exhibits.
3. Swat uniform
The SWAT uniform combines familiar elements of protection and flexibility with newer, synthetic materials that offer greater lightness and durability.
The dynamic display allows for clear yet silent communication between members of the team, allowing them to co-ordinate effectively and remain in the proper state of readiness at all times.
4. Connor’s clothes
Connor’s uniform bears all the hallmarks of android differentiation: the neon armband, the triangle and the LED. The tie, however, is purely cosmetic…
Connor’s more formal attire is something of a rarity among androids, reflecting his special function as an investigator with advanced abilities.
5. Daniel’s clothes
Daniel’s uniform is more typical for androids, clearly marking him as an android.
This uniform and the other distinguishing features shared with Connor (armband, triangle, model number and LED) are mandated by the Android Act, which stipulates how to avoid any confusion for people interacting with these incredibly human-like machines.
6. The skyline
Detroit’s skyline has much transformed in the two decades since 2018. Once known as the World’s Forge – and home to the Ford Motor Company, which so transformed America and the world in the 20th century – Detroit is once again host to a technology that is altering the very fabric of society.
This has brought much wealth, as the glistening towers attest to. But the shiny exterior of the city’s prosperity rises over divided streets: androids have created winners and losers, leaving many without a profession or a purpose.
7. The magazines
The constant evolution in how we create and consume media has continued into the near future of 2038.
Electronic tablets provide easy access to national and regional media across a wide range of topics, ranging from political (CENTURY) science (TECH ADDICT) current affairs (DETROIT NEWS) entertainment (GOSSIP WEEKLY) sport (ALL SPORTS) and environment (GREEN EARTH). The paperless interface is automatically updated with new issues and provides a sustainable means for getting all the latest news at the touch of a button.
Most Americans have accepted the death of print media, and many members of the newer generation have never actually seen a physical book…
8. Connor’s reconstruct
Connor’s ability to reconstruct a sequence of events is both hyper advanced and entirely unique to him.
To perform a reconstruct, physical and circumstantial details must first be analyzed in isolation, providing vital information such as the direction of travel, velocities and trajectories, likely collision fallouts based on material density and friction, etc.
Thereafter, Connor’s cutting-edge processors simulate the most probable version of events leading to the picture of evidence he has just discovered and analyzed, with every element playing a part in his cognitive simulation.
This ability is the result of world class design and relentless testing, producing Connor’s amazing capacity to ‘see’ how a crime took place.
Detroit: Become Human will launch on May 25, 2018, for PlayStation 4.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]