Fans of the uniquely cinematic games of developer Quantic Dream such as Farenheit: Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain, and Beyond: Two Souls, will be excited at the released of the first trailer for their next game, titled Detroit: Become Human. Those very same fans will likely be even more excited to see that the game is actually born from a popular tech demo by Quantic Dream called “Kara” that was released a few years back.
The new game is set in a futuristic Detroit, and you play as an android discovering our world and their own emotions toward it for the first time. You can read more about the game and watch both the new trailer and the original tech demo below.
We are very pleased to be announcing that Quantic Dream’s next project is a game called DETROIT set in the near future where Androids have been invented and are changing the fabric of society. DETROIT is a PS4 exclusive title developed in partnership with SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT Worldwide Studios.
Some of you might remember our PS3 tech demo 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 Kara 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? To find out, we imagined a 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…
We’re some way away from releasing Detroit, but we’re excited to be showing you our new game already.
We look forward to letting you know more when we get closer to its release!