David Cage and Quantic Dream have long been very polarizing features in the gaming industry. Some decry their games as pretentious messes, others view the games as artful expression that bridges the gap between video games and films. Whatever your position, you’ve probably heard of the newest game from the French developer, Detroit: Become Human.
The sci-fi epic Detroit centers on a near-future story with a definite allegory for modern struggles with bigotry and discrimination. Servile cyborgs are slowly becoming increasingly sapient, and a militant liberation movement is resorting to much more destructive methods in their struggle.
And now, we know the release date for this upcoming video game. That release date is May 25, 2018.
The news was officially revealed with an update on the PlayStation Blog from Quantic Dream’s David Cage, with the Detroit: Become Human director going on to state that the title is the developer’s “most ambitious title to date.” Cage also promised that it’s set to be a game with the most variables that the studio has made yet, as “each story is almost as unique as your DNA,” with “the result of the choices you made, the minor ones and the important ones” personalizing the story.
The pedigree set by previous Quantic Dreams games like Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain, belies ever-more ambitious attempts by the developer to accomplish much more interesting and engaging stories. With Detroit: Become Human being the biggest game yet, I’m fully expecting a lot of depth and attention to detail to really sell the story being told.
Although judging by other games like Omikron: The Nomad Soul, David Cage might just be a crazy French man who no one wants to reign in.
Detroit: Become Human is set to release on May 25, 2018 for PlayStation 4.