Many of us predicted that Quantic Dream, a studio which is based in Paris, would announce their new game at the Paris Games Week this year and well, we were right on point. The illustrious David Cage was the one who announced their new IP called Detroit, which is a game that “continues” what was shown in a previous tech-demo released in 2012 for Beyond: Two Souls, which was called Kara.
Since he’s better than me at explaining the game, I’ll quote what he wrote on the PlayStation Blog:
Hi everyone. Some of you might remember a PS3 tech demo called KARA that we released in 2012. It was about an android who discovered she could feel emotions and appeared to be sentient. Many people were deeply moved by this character and felt empathy for this character who just wanted to live. But everyone had the same question: what happens to Kara when she leaves the factory?
I kept asking myself the same question since we released this short. I knew I had to find out!
So we imagined our world in a near future where androids like Kara would look, speak and move like real human beings. We wondered how we – humans – would react if we were confronted with a new form of intelligence, how androids conceived as machines would be perceived if they started to have emotions.
We didn’t want to do another story on AI (there are already so many great ones), we wanted to talk about what it means to be human and what it would be like to be in the shoes of an android discovering our world and their own emotions…
The game debuted with an in-engine trailer which you can check out for yourself below:
No release date was given for Detroit but we expect sometime next year. Let us know what you think of Detroit in the comments below.