Yesterday Quantic Dream finally revealed Detroit: Become Human’s release date: May 25, 2018 (as though the above graphic left any doubt in your mind). They also revealed the box art:
All I can think of when I look at it is that scene from the first Resident Evil movie when they are being attacked by the laser grid. It looks like this guy’s face is going to come apart geometrically, and that makes me uncomfortable. I’d prefer if his face stayed intact.
I’m also a bit surprised at the release date. I thought for sure we would see this later in the year towards fall or even the holiday season.
I wasn’t terribly excited for Detroit before last year’s PSX presentation. When they showed the demo live, it was exciting. Perhaps it was being in the room and all the audience participation, but the game seemed tense in a way I wasn’t expecting.
I do worry about it, though.
David Cage is a man of vision, but some of those visions are predictable and not necessarily good. He does seem to touch on the same set of recurring themes: a birthday party, tooth brushing, awkward sex, and women being nearly assaulted.
I already think video game sex is supremely awkward (even in one of my favorite games of all time), but David Cage always takes it to the next level. I can’t wait (and please insert a healthy dose of silliness in that statement) to see how he tackles awkward sex in this game, especially since there are AI everywhere. I mean, do we really think there won’t be a robot sex scene?
Also, given the recent allegations against Quantic Dream, I’m concerned about the tone of the game. Cage’s games have always skirted that so-bad-it’s-good vibe, but there have been more than a few odd overtones. I hope the focus remains on the story and AI experience, and not some of the more hamfisted sexual scenarios we have seen in the past.
Hey! At least we won’t have to see an AI shower…right?
Oh brother. We are probably going to see an AI shower scene.
Someone get out the bingo card…
This card is amusing at first glance, but then you start thinking, wait…oh that’s right! Those were in every one of his games!
I hope Detroit errs more on the Heavy Rain side of the scale and not so much on the Beyond Two Souls side. Of course, if there is a desert scene and a bunch of AI are riding horses and it all takes an uncomfortably long time and has nothing to do with the story, per se, that would be something!
I hope this is coming across with the levity intended. If not, my apologies.
I’ve got my copy of Detroit on pre-order and, for better or worse, I’m looking forward to the experience on deck. No matter how it shakes out, it’s sure to be memorable.
With that I ask: how do you feel about David Cage’s games?
This weekend I hope to finally get to Crossing Souls. I recently finished Far Cry: Primal, so my deck is squeaky clean. I’m also planning on playing Night Trap at long last. Aside from those two titles, I have a set of three smaller games I’m hoping to finally play, two of which were created by friends of mine: The St Christopher’s School Lockdown, Waiting for the Loop, and Florence.
With that I ask: what will you be playing this weekend?