Detroit: Become Human is one of the many anticipated Games of 2017, a PS4 exclusive that has been described as a neo-noir thriller. The creators are aiming for a game that is “moving and meaningful, to explore themes that are meaningful in our world“, as explained by CEO of Quantico Dream David Cage.
Detroit: Become Human is a game set in a world where androids are there as servants for humans, some even taking on important roles in various job fields.
The player gets to decide between two characters to play as: Kara, a recently escaped android from a factory who wants to experience first hand what it is like to be human, and Connor, an android who’s job is to hunt down rogue androids like Kara.
In the showcased game play, we play as Connor in a scene where a little girl has been taken hostage by a ‘malfunctioning’ android. Connor runs up to the roof of the building and tries to persuade the android into letting the girl go. This scene can play out in many different and interesting ways, such as the android letting the girl go and killing himself, the android jumping off the roof with the girl, and Connor himself being shot in the head.
It is up to the player to investigate all possibilities beforehand to play out the desired outcome.