Rejoice, organic PS4 players: You can own Quantic Dream’s tale of three androids on May 25.
Earlier this month, the French developer reignited interest for its latest interactive drama with a trailer that has a hook too good to ignore despite having only 12 seconds of new footage to offer. Yes, Detroit: Become Human now has a summer rollout timeframe, along with a boxart (that isn’t sitting well with people) and pre-order availability. Heavy Rain fans might appreciate the callback in the game’s tagline, too.
A day after the trailer landed the company also announced, through Twitter, three new casting additions including Minka Kelly, Lance Henriksen, and Clancy Brown. This is the second time Quantic Dream courted high-profile names for their project; Oscar nominees Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe provided motion capture, voice, and likeness for Beyond: Two Souls.
— Detroit Become Human (@Detroit_PS4) March 2, 2018
The Friday Night Lights alum will make her virtual debut here as North, previously seen in the E3 2017 trailer as the confidante of Markus, a rebel android character with all the Jesse Williams-isms of the world. There’s yet information on who screen veteran Henriksen and voice-acting extraordinaire Brown are playing, but from those new 12 seconds it seems like both have a paternal/mentorly bond with their androids—Markus for the former and officer Connor (Bryan Dechart) for the latter.
Will all cross paths with Kara (Valorie Curry) at some point? Maybe not at all? Oh, the enticing questions—and decision trees—that director David Cage has programmed into the game!
According to its official website, the €30 million—or $38 million—PS4 exclusive will allow players to find out “what it means to be human from the perspective of an outsider—see the world of man through the eyes of a machine.”