Exclusive attracts controversy
Those of you old enough to remember the name Jack Thompson will recall a time when video games were considered Public Enemy No. 1, and various politicians and campaigners were forever lobbying to get them banned. It’s all gone quiet on that front lately, but Detroit: Become Human’s controversial “child abuse”...
All the way back in 2012, French developer Quantic Dream released a tech demo called Kara running in realtime on the PlayStation 3. It wasn’t a game back then: it was the Parisian studio showing what it could do with Sony’s hardware, but it would eventually form the foundations of Detroit: Become Human – the firm’s third...
White knuckle ride
We’ve played Detroit: Become Human a handful of times now and our takeaway has always been the same: this is tense. Like, it’s really freakin’ tense. We’re, of course, referring to the hostage demo (again), where android detective Connor is tasked with defusing a rooftop situation that sees a small girl inches from the...
"This medium shouldn't condemn people trying to explore these aspects"
It’s not just The Last of Us: Part II that ruffled feathers during Sony’s Paris Games Week 2017 press conference this week: Quantic Dream’s latest game, Detroit: Become Human, has also come in for criticism for depicting
Sony XDev talks ambition and development
You may have read our hands on impressions of Detroit: Become Human last week. The PlayStation 4 exclusive managed to win us over with its impressive visuals and suspenseful narrative, but we needed more. Thankfully, we got to speak to the producer of Sony XDev Europe, Jason Stewart, about the inspiration...
Quantic Dream's latest dazzles in demo
Quantic Dream probably doesn’t get enough respect. While the Parisian developer’s body of work can quite easily be criticised, the studio deserves credit for building big budget, blockbuster experiences that venture outside of the ordinary boundaries we expect for this industry – and creating an entirely...
In addition to being a venue for new announcements, it’s worth remembering that the Tokyo Game Show is also used to introduce Western titles to the Japanese market. This means that, while we may have already seen plenty of releases like Detroit: Become Human here in the West, it may be the Asian market’s first proper taste of...
There was no date at the end of Detroit: Become Human’s gameplay demo at E3 2017, but the title is slated for release next year. Speaking with GameSpot, auteur David Cage revealed: “It’ll be next year.” Sony’s being a bit weird with dates: it confirmed any titles with a 2018 target during its press conference are due in
Prior to Detroit's announcement
Oh FFS! There's a strong rumour doing the rounds that Quantic Dream is busy beavering away on a second PlayStation 4 project in addition to Detroit: Become Human – except it's the flakiest piece of reporting we've seen in some time. While it wouldn't exactly be shocking to learn that the French outfit is prototyping...
Detroit: Become Human looks like it's still a little way away, but Quantic Dream did complete motion capture for the PlayStation 4 exclusive earlier this week. The French developer tweeted on Friday that it had wrapped Valorie Curry's scenes as Kara, and it sounds like that's all of the performances done, as there's a picture of director...
Remember that fun little montage PlayStation Europe made to promote upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusives? It got people in a right tiswas over the New Year break. In addition to a couple of incorrect 'Console Exclusive' tags – innocent mistakes, we're sure – many picked up on the fact that both Detroit: Become Human and
Analysing the android
We were expecting a live gameplay demo of Detroit: Become Human at Sony's E3 2016 press conference, but instead, we were given a rather brief overview of the game's mechanics via a pretty standard gameplay trailer. Fortunately, though, if you've been eager to hear a little bit more about next year's PlayStation exclusive,...
Hurrah for Kara
Well, then – that's our predictions out of the window already. There's mounting speculation that Detroit: Become Human may appear during Sony's E3 2016 press conference next week – evidenced by a tweet by Kinda Funny co-founder Greg Miller, who confirmed the title f
David Cage divides opinion like no other developer. When the French auteur took to Sony's slick Paris Games Week 2015 stage earlier this week, the Push Square press conference live chat was awash with cheers and jeers. Some feel that the French director – who's helmed titles like Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls – is...
But there'll still be #Emotion
Divisive director David Cage has been discussing Detroit: Become Human in the wake of last night's Paris Games Show 2015 reveal. Speaking with the PlayStation Blog, he hinted that while the PlayStation 4 exclusive will share the studio's penchant for emotional engagement, it will also have its own vibe compared to...
Kara was, according to director David Cage, just a tech demo designed to showcase Quantic Dream's new PlayStation 3 technology. But after garnering over 27 million views across various platforms, the Parisian developer was forced to revisit the concept. The clip shows an android being assembled, but her ability to "feel" human...
As expected, Quantic Dream took to Sony's Paris Games Week stage earlier today to announce Detroit – a Cloud Atlas-inspired story about sentient robots in a changing, futuristic world. The game will star Kara from the classic PlayStation 3 tech demo, and will deal with the cyborg's life once she's left the factory in which she was...