New Detroit: Become Human trailer debuts at E3 2016

Meet a new playable character from Quantic Dream's latest PS4 title

After our announcement at Paris Games Week last summer, we are very excited to be at E3 to show you more about our next title Detroit: Become Human! Today, we debuted a new trailer based on in-game footage, and we wanted to tell you a little bit more about the story of Detroit and an update on the game.

The world of Detroit

Inspired by our short called “Kara” back in 2012, Detroit is a neo-noir thriller set in the near-future city of Detroit. Androids, who look exactly like human beings, have replaced humans in most tasks: they are workers, babysitters, gardeners, nurses, teachers, clerks.

The story of Detroit starts with an unexplained incident that begins to affect the Androids. Some disappear without any explanation, others have unexpected behaviors and strangely show signs of emotions. The rumours of “deviant” androids start spreading, but no one seems to know what’s really happening…


Connor, the deviant hunter

After Kara, Connor is the second playable character we’re introducing. Connor is an advanced prototype assigned to police forces to help them investigate cases involving deviants. He is cold and analytical; he thinks fast and benefits from some surprising advanced features. He is very determined and nothing matters more to him than accomplishing the mission he was programmed for.

In this new trailer, Connor is confronted with a tense hostage situation involving a deviant android holding a little girl and threatening to jump from a rooftop. Depending on your decisions and strategy, Connor will succeed or fail in saving the girl; survive or die. Your actions will lead to different outcomes and will have consequences far beyond this scene.


Play your own story

Detroit is based on concepts we created in our past games, but taken to another level – well, that’s the plan ;-)

Detroit is about playing the story. Through your actions and decisions you drive the story and face the consequences of your choices. You are in charge of the fate of these characters. You will become a “co-writer” who will have to make critical decisions that will impact the entire story and its world.

As you play as all of the characters, you’ll see the story from different perspectives. You will need to weigh each decision, as actions made by one character may have consequences on others. You will also need to avoid putting the characters at risk, because they can all die, and like in Heavy Rain, the story will continue without them.


A new engine

A game is not a matter of technology, and emotions don’t need the latest shader to be felt, but we really wanted the best for Detroit (okay, and we also like developing tech). We have developed a brand-new engine with many advanced features (new renderers, a new dynamic lighting engine, physically-based shaders, physical cameras, and much more cool stuff). If you are like me and these terms sound foreign to you, check out the video for yourself.

Become human

Detroit is about emotions, about dilemmas and making difficult decisions. Detroit is not just the story of androids becoming aware of themselves and their fight to be free, it is about a story that resonates at many levels in our world, about being free, about becoming who you are.

As always, we have put all our love and passion into this project, and we truly hope that you will enjoy seeing it as much as we enjoy working on it.

We still have a lot to work to do in order to make Detroit the truly unique experience we want to create, but we hope that you like this first look at gameplay.

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X_Blood_Curse_X 14 June, 2016 @ 04:02

Trailer was awesome. Possibly my favourite shown during a great conference. Looks like Heavy Rain + Bladerunner + Ex Machina

Stonesthrow 14 June, 2016 @ 04:50

Yup, this was my favourite. Absolutely love anything Quantic Dream but this… Sci fi and detective stuff? Oh hell yes!! Without a doubt now, my most anticipated game this gen. Compelling story telling and the most beautiful facial animations in the entire business as I’ve come to expect from these guys. LOVE YOU QD! Don’t ever change!

Stonesthrow 16 June, 2016 @ 03:07

Didn’t really notice it the first time around but the music in this trailer is truly epic again! Now I’m gonna go listen to Beyond’s Infraworld again <3


My favorite trailer of the show for sure. This L.A Noire meets Heavy Rain meets Bladerunner hooked me instantly! Too bad knowing Quantic Dream we won’t put our hands on it for another 2 years at least :(

FatPrincess2015 14 June, 2016 @ 06:44

Count me in. I’d like good stories.

Count me in. I’m a fanatic of story driven games.

Really looking forward to this. Loved the detective gameplay elements shown in the trailer.

I was really hoping for this to be some sort of “rise of the machines” from the perspective of rebelling robots. But then again it might still get there, who knows. Anyway it seems like this game is gonna be all about the story and that’s great.

Nice !!!

AlHoOtI_omaniii 14 June, 2016 @ 19:01


Jordan2015jn 21 June, 2016 @ 00:00

This is my favourite trailer for any game, looks amazing, can’t wait for it to come out!!!

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