Despite a new trailer at this year’s E3, Detroit: Become Human didn’t receive a launch date. The following days also didn’t reveal any information. Now according to an interview between Gamespot and David Cage, the game will launch in 2018 exclusively on the PS4.
In addition to the release date David Cage also talked about more gameplay details. Unlike similar games Cage stated that Detroit: Become Human will have a larger focus on real choices and consequences. He says that the developer from the start decided to make scenes and assets that only a few would see.
“Let’s create assets that maybe 10% of people will see. And let’s embrace this idea that usually you reject because we’re not going to create scenes for the 10% of people who make that choice. But we said, ‘We should,’ because that’s the heart, the DNA of the experience that we wanted to create. So the tree structure is very complex: in each scene, in each arc, we added another layer of complexity which is that the arc of one character–we have three playable characters–can have an impact on the arcs of the other characters. So you can imagine the complexity of the tree structure.”
It was also confirmed that the three protagonists can die and that the story will move on without a game over. Cage does make clear that he isn’t promising that players can create whatever story they want. Instead he promises that players can explore the narrative space created by the developers and get their own version of the story.