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For years now we've been teased and given lots of brief snippets and looks at David Cage's latest project, Detroit: Become Human. But most people have been asking when it will be released. Well, we finally have a release window for the game, which is set for sometime in 2018.
Before E3 we had no idea whatsoever as to when Detroit was scheduled to release. As mentioned in the Gamespot article, there were several promotional trailers released over the course of the last few years and the trailers have all promptly avoided mentioning any release date, release window, or even the year that Quantic Dream planned to roll the game out for the PlayStation 4.
This is the first time that we've received some sort of confirmation as to when the game is planning to become available for consumers.
As for the game itself, it's still a typical bit of fanfare from the mind of David Cage. Anyone familiar with past titles like Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain will most certainly know what they're in for with Detroit: Become Human.
Cage's last game, Beyond: Two Souls, was centered around a single character played by Ellen Page. You didn't get the option of playing multiple characters like in his other games. For Detroit he's gone back to the multiple-perspective design where players will take on the role of three different characters, just like in the PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain.
Players will take on the roles of Kara, Connor and Markus. Each character has their own story that unfolds through a number of multiple-choice sequences. Much like Heavy Rain, Cage did confirm that if any single one of the characters die at any point early in the game, the game will continue to progress and it will not have a game over screen. This means that there's a lot of possibilities for replayability as different choices will result in different outcomes, giving gamers a reason to go back and try something new to see what happens.
We've only received information so far on the stories of Connor and Markus. Connor is a police android used to bring in deviant androids who have gone haywire, while Markus is a revolutionary leading androids to freedom. Connor's job is to bring in Markus.
Kara's story hasn't been detailed yet, but she was the face of Detroit: Become Human for many, many years. Way back when Quantic Dream showcased the new engine technology powering the game, Kara was used in the tech demo, where the company received wide praise for the visuals and the performance capture.
The team have been working on the upcoming sci-fi drama for years, so at least we finally have some idea as to when it will finally launch on the PS4. The only question now is if Sony, as the publisher, will position Detroit in the early half or the latter half of 2018.