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Detroit: Become Human releases demo and trailer

Detroit Become Human Demo

Sony has announced that Detroit: Become Human has gone gold, and to get players excited, they’ve released a new demo to the Playstation Store. Check out the trailer below.

In Detroit: Become Human, society is on the brink of a massive and disastrous upheaval. With much of the grunt work of human civilization being relegated to cyborgs, with those same cyborgs being treated as second-class citizens, the whole mess is  powder keg waiting to blow.

There’s lots of really intense and contentious themes on display in the latest game from David Cage and Quantic Dream. Each of the main characters tackles a specific main theme. We get to examine issues like racism, homophobia and domestic violence from the point-of-view of various characters. And it will be interesting to see how Cage and co. handle these very difficult themes.

We’ve seen how the three main protagonists behave and how their stories will work, but the details are still fuzzy. Early impressions from the gaming media imply that the characters are really well-acted and written, so that’s a good sign. The game is also putting a lot of effort into building detail and social interactions as a core gameplay element. This will hopefully translate to a much more fleshed out and engaging game world.

The gameplay is mostly what you could expect from a Quantic Dream game. It’s very similar to old-school point-and-click adventures (without the pointing), as you’ll navigate the levels searching for clues and elements you can interact with to progress the story.

It will be great to see if Quantic Dream can manage to finally craft a compelling gameplay and narrative mix while managing to tackle the issues the story presents with some level of tact. I guess we’ll find out next month.

Detroit: Become Human is out May 25 on PS4.

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