DETROIT:BECOME HUMAN

Detroit: Become Human, the newest and most ambitious computer game production from Quantic Dream, is finally coming to PC! Featuring world-renowned actors like Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), Clancy Brown (Carnivale), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Bryan Dechart (True Blood), and Valorie Curry (Twilight), Detroit: Become Human puts the destiny of both mankind and androids in your hands, taking you to a near and not-so-impossible future where machines became more intelligent than humans. Every choice you create affects the result of the sport, with one among the foremost intricately branching narratives ever created.

WHAT MAKES US HUMAN?

  • Detroit 2038. Technology has evolved to some extent where human-like androids are everywhere. They speak, move, and behave like citizenry, but they’re only machines serving humans.
  • Play three distinct androids and see a world at the brink of chaos – perhaps our future – through their eyes. Your very decisions will dramatically alter how the game’s intense, branching narrative plays out.
  • You will face moral dilemmas and choose who lives or dies. With thousands of choices and dozens of possible endings, how will you affect the longer term of Detroit and humanity’s destiny?

KEY FEATURES

  • PLAY YOUR PART during a GRIPPING NARRATIVE – Enter a world where moral dilemmas and difficult decisions can turn android slaves into world-changing revolutionaries. Discover what it means to be human from the attitude of an outsider – and see the planet through the eyes of a machine.
  • THEIR LIVES, YOUR CHOICES – Shape an ambitious branching narrative, where your decisions not only determine the fate of the three main characters but that of the whole city of Detroit. How you control Kara, Connor and Markus can mean life or death and if one among them pays the last word price, the story still continues.
  • COUNTLESS PATHS, COUNTLESS ENDINGS – Every decision you create, regardless of how minute, affects the result of the story. No playthrough is going to be precisely the same: replay again and again to get a completely different conclusion.
  • FULLY OPTIMIZED FOR PC – Previously only available on PlayStation 4, Detroit: Become Human is delivered to PC with stunning graphics, 4K resolution, 60 fps framerate, and full integration of both mouse/keyboard and gamepad controls for the foremost complete Detroit: Become Human experience so far.

Gameplay

Detroit: Become Human is an adventure game played from a third-person view, which is subject to a group and controllable perspective. There are multiple playable characters who can die because the story continues without them; as a result, there’s no “game over” message following a character’s death. The right analog stick on the DualShock controller is employed to interact with objects and observe one’s surroundings, the left is for movement, and R2 scans an environment for possible actions; the motion controls and touchpad also are employed. Via quick time events and dialogue decisions, the story will branch out depending on which choices are made. These are often viewed during a flowchart during and immediately after a given chapter; the player can rewind to certain points within the story to reshape decisions within the event of regret. Certain scenes feature countdowns, which force the player to think and act quickly.

Main characters

  • Connor

Played by Bryan Dechart (True Blood; The Remaining)

Become a bleeding-edge prototype android, investigating crime scenes and disturbances across Detroit’s humming metropolis.

As special police investigator Connor, your mission is to help the Detroit local department in tracking down deviants, androids that have broken their programming, abandoned their owners or turned to crime.

Will you remain cool, calculating, and ruthlessly analytical in your job? Or will you start to feel empathy for the plight of your fellow androids and question the legitimacy of your mission?

  • Markus

Played by Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy; The Cabin within the Woods)

Your chance to spark the hearth that would cause an android insurrection lies through Markus, another ‘deviant’ who has broken freed from his programming.

After escaping his master and joining a growing underground faction of dissidents, Markus takes charge within the organized liberation of Detroit’s android population, but in sending a robust message to humans, will you take him on the path of pacifist disruption or defiant violence?

  • Kara

Played by Valorie Curry (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2; Blair Witch)

See the impoverished and run-down side of Detroit through the eyes of a newly-manufactured android that has broken her programming.

Classed as a deviant and on the run with an innocent girl she’s sworn to guard, Kara is thrown into a brutal world where you want to guide her to either accept the inequalities around he or strive to try to something about them in an attempt to stay her surrogate child safe.

Synopsis

Caretaker android Markus and his owner return home and alert the police of a suspected burglary. In confronting the perpetrator, Markus bypasses his programming, thereby becoming a deviant android with full autonomy, leading the police to shoot him at arrival. Markus awakes in a landfill of broken androids and, after escaping, discovers Jericho, a wrecked ship and safe haven for deviants. There, Markus rallies the others to fight for his or her rights. They perform several acts of direct action, which catch the public’s attention and obtain more androids to hitch. 

This culminates with the FBI attacking Jericho. If he survives, Markus and therefore the others found out a final march, leading to either a war breaking out or the president opening peace talks.

Police investigator android Connor is shipped by the CyberLife corporation to help Lieutenant Hank Anderson, an alcoholic who hates androids. In the course of their investigation into an epidemic of deviants, they either bond or disintegrate, potentially leading to Hank committing suicide. During his search for Markus’ group, Connor starts to deviate but also can preserve his programming. He eventually locates Jericho, where he can become a deviant himself. If he defects, Connor infiltrates CyberLife Tower and converts all androids there into deviants. If not, he attempts to snipe Markus during the ultimate protest but is stopped by a SWAT team or Hank. If peace is achieved, Connor can choose whether or to not shoot Markus during a speech.

Release

Detroit: Become Human was announced on 27 October 2015 at a Sony news conference during Paris Games Week. It appeared at E3 2016 and E3 2017, showing trailers of additional playable characters and gameplay. Following E3 2017, Cage confirmed that the game would be released in 2018, later specified as the first or second quarter therein. The game was released on 25 May 2018 for PlayStation 4. If pre-ordered, Detroit: Become Human would accompany a dynamic theme and digital soundtrack, while the digital deluxe edition included a replica of Heavy Rain, a digital artbook, a digital soundtrack, two dynamic themes, and ten avatars. The soundtrack was available for streaming on 22 June 2018.

Reviews

Detroit: Become Human received generally favourable reviews.Destructoid’s Chris Carter said that, despite the tiring of Quantic Dream’s penchant for detective stories, he enjoyed its execution and Connor’s “calm demeanor and android origin”. Carter praised the setting, calling it “believable” and “captivating”, while also noting that the “smaller moments” were among its strengths.

Sales

Detroit: Become Human reached fifth place on the united kingdom chart after two days of release. In its first week, the sport topped both the general sales and console sales charts. Though it sold fewer copies than Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain therein region, Cage and executive producer Guillaume de Fondaumière claimed Detroit: Become Human was the studio’s most successful launch yet. The NPD Group later confirmed it had a sales growth in more than one-fifth over Heavy Rain. It was the third best-selling video game overall, generating the third-most revenue in the US, and sold the most out of any title on the PlayStation Store in May 2018, having been available for six days. The game released in Japan with 39,548 units (which rose to 56,480 after two weeks), second to Dark Souls: Remastered. In the UK, the second week also saw it become the second best-selling computer game (behind FIFA 18).

The game sold a million copies after the primary fortnight. For the week ending 10 June, its physical sales fell to fourth place within the UK. Its Japanese sales hit 74,458 copies on 17 June, but dropped from the country’s console chart one week later, when the game was placed ninth on the UK individual formats chart. Two months after release, a complete of 1.5 million people had played the sport. It had sold more than 2 million copies by that December, approaching 3 million the following month. In October 2019, worldwide sales had reached 3.2 million copies on PlayStation 4. A press release from Quantic Dream reported in August 2020 that it had sold over five million copies across all platforms.

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