Over a year ago, Quantic Dream revealed its next project during Paris Games Week. Detroit: Become Human is the name of their new IP and it is currently under development. Delivering games that force the player to think outside of conventions is something the studio is known for.
AAA games often times have a hard time taking serious creative risks. This is due to the expensive nature of AAA gaming, and the high risks that are at stake. That said, like Dontnod Entertainment, Hangar 13 and others have taken creative risks. However, this is the exception to what we usually see from development studios, not the rule.
Game developers who are a bit more idealistic than others often expect games to transcend their foundational purpose. David Cage is perhaps the most idealistic of them all. Games he has been a part of have delivered powerful experiences that go deep into the human condition.
Cage and the rest of his studio are working on the new IP Detroit: Become Human. Some of you may be wondering when you will see this game hit the PS4. From what Cage recently said about the game though, it could be a while before Detroit even becomes available.
“I’ve just finished the script for Detroit. It took me more than two years, and that’s working around six days a week. It’s probably 20 times more complex than anything we’ve ever done. It’s a lot for one brain to handle.
“Fortunately, I have a very talented team helping me keep track of the branches and finding good ideas for each one. When it’s just one brain, you can only have so many good ideas in one day. The fact that it’s collaborative work helps me, but I like the fact that it starts with something very personal,” Cage said, via GI.
Sony has yet to announce any sort of a release date or time frame for Detroit: Become Human. The speech Cage gave was from a recent event held in London. If what Cage said is to be taken literally than it could potentially be years before the game is released.
It isn’t unheard of for games these days to be announced years before their actual release. This is actually a common occurrence, particularly for Sony games, but if you were hoping to see Detroit: Become Human debut within the next year or so, your hopes may have been dashed. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Detroit: Become Human.