Detroit: Become Human is All About Story Branches

Become Human

That Quantic Dream is an expert in the art of storytelling and multi-narratives is not a new thing. Their accomplishments with Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls have granted them a place of honor among those studios which cherish player’s freedom to shape the beats of their own story. And following with this trend, Detroit: Become Human could not be an exception. If anything, another culmination.

Quantic Dream’s founder David Cage has spoken about this in a recent interview with Games Radar. We already did spot the game’s high interactivity levels on the first formal presentation, back in E3 2016. But thanks to recent reveals, we are now grasping the full extent of their new titleIn the interview, David Cage compares the feats of Detroit: Become Human with those of Heavy Rain, adding some comparisons. According to him, the story in Detroit will have three times the narrative branches of its predecessor.

Now, if you have played Heavy Rain you may already know what this means. What David Cage is confirming is, basically, tons of choices and meaningful consequences. All of them spiced up with the addition of a time rewinding mechanic, which gives you the possibility of replaying each story segment from any point. While this grants players the unique ability of stop regretting a bad decision and turn the tide instead David Cage also insists in the power of playing the game in a straight line so that you get a “unique version of the story”.

Become Human

Detroit: Become Human is Escaping from Binaries

If you watched the E3 demo they pulled out this year, you witnessed the struggles faced by two robots as they try to take law into their own hands. While doing so, one of them is faced with different choices: will you smash that window with a Molotov cocktail or not? Will you follow the road of thirst revenge or let rationalism get in the way? David Cage assures us that Detroit: Become Human features way more than mere binary choices. “The situation is much more complicated. It questions the player a lot about his values more than about if you prefer blue or red,” he says.

In terms of size and scale, he blows the interview with his confidence. “It’s insane, honestly. We wanted to challenge ourselves and this is spectacularly more bending.” With this pitch there is no doubt that, whatever Quantic Dream has in stock for us, they have already caught our attention. We’ll surely be covering all there is to know about their new game in the following weeks. Stay tuned!

Are you looking forward to Detroit: Become Human? Have you played any other games from Quantic Dream and if so, what’s your favorite? Let us know in the comment section down below!

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Recent Posts

Kamikaze Lasspalnes in game screenshot PAX East

A Plane Dating Sim? Kamikaze Lassplanes @ PAX East 2024

When we say that Shidosha has an interesting taste in games, we are not exaggerating. Are you into bullet hell shooters? How about dating sims? Well if that piques your …

No Love Lost - person fighting an alien creature PAX East

A Colorful Competitive Extraction Shooter – No Love Lost @ PAX East 2024

No Love Lost is a new extraction shooter from Ratloop Games Canada. You are dropped onto an alien world and have to compete against not only the enemy team but …

Heartworm game art. A woman with short dark hair holding a camera PAX East

A PS1 Styled Masterpiece – Heartworm @ PAX East 2024

PAX continues to deliver new and unique gaming experiences. This year, one of our favorite games was Heartworm, a PS1 style horror game with Tank controls. Inspired by games like …

Warframe and Soulframe Live Devstream at PAX East Gaming News

Warframe and Soulframe Make an Apprearance at PAX East 2024

Digital Extremes held their most recent Devstream live during PAX East 2024, celebrating 11 years of Wareframe. One of the most exciting bits of news was the deeper look into …

Marvel 1943 cover art. Captaint America and Black Panther Gaming News

Get a Closer Look at the New Black Panther and Captain America Game | Marvel 1943

It’s been a while since we first got word that the great Amy Hennig was working on a new Black Panther and Captain America game. After creating something like Uncharted, …

Mad Catz Strike 11 Keyboard. A keyboard with red and black keys Hardware & Tech

Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 11 Mechanical Keyboard Impressions

I have been on the search for a decently priced wireless keyboard and there is no shortage these days. Our friends over at Mad Catz sent over their S.T.R.I.K.E. 11 …