Detroit: Become Human set for 25 May release

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Detroit: Become Human – the latest PlayStation 4 exclusive game developed by Quantic Dreams – will go on sale on 25 May.

Quantic Dreams’ legendary proprietor, David Cage, announced Detroit: Become Human’s release date on the PlayStation Blog. He said: “On May 25th, you will finally have the chance to get your hands on Quantic Dream’s most ambitious title to date. In a dystopian vision of our near future, Detroit is the story of three androids, three machines designed to obey, who start to feel emotions. Confronted with persecution and the violence of society, they will all have to decide who they want to be.”

Cage offered plenty of insight into the much-anticipated game, describing the three android protagonists thus: “Connor is a prototype designed to help human investigators on cases involving androids; Kara becomes a fugitive by empathizing with a little girl, united in their dream of freedom; Markus will become the leader of the android revolution. The player will control all three in turn, taking control of their destinies, and telling not only their individual stories, but also the story of their people and of their world.”

 And typically for a David Cage game, how you play will shape its outcome: “With this game, we wanted to push our limits by creating the most bending game we have ever made. Your actions have real and spectacular consequences: there are entire scenes that you can see or miss based on your actions, your closest allies may help you until the end or die just after you meet them, your destiny itself can be totally different depending on your choices. You must also be very careful with your three main characters, because any of them may die at any time. Each story is almost as unique as your DNA: it is the result of the choices you made, the minor ones and the important ones, because in Detroit, all choices matter.” 

The only downside to the announcement came with the unveiling of Detroit: Become Human’s box art, which attracted a certain amount of ridicule on Twitter for being clichéd. However, no matter what its packaging looks like, Detroit: Become Human is one of 2018’s most anticipated games.

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Steve Boxer has been writing about videogames since the early 1990s. His first console was an Atari VCS, and he misspent most of his youth in the 1980s in the arcades. As well as for Green Man Gaming, he can be found writing for The Guardian, Empire, TechRadar and Pocket-Lint. He’s currently having trouble deciding whether his favourite console is his Xbox One X or his Switch, and plays a wide range of games, but especially RPGs (he loves a good JRPG) action-adventure titles, shooters of all descriptions and driving games. Follow him here.