Quantic Dream's Kara tech demo upgrades to full game - Detroit: Become Human

Remember that tech demo Heavy Rain director David Cage showed off a few years ago? The one with the robotic woman who glitches out and starts showing emotion, and is thus deemed 'inferior' by the assembly line? Well, it turns out that it's no longer just a tech demo - Cage took the stage at Sony's press conference at Paris Games Week to tell us about all of the emotions we'll feel with the newly-revealed Detroit: Become Human.

The brief teaser showed a clean, futuristic world where androids are created to serve humanity. One android named Kara suffers from a bug (though she'd probably consider it a feature) that gives her a wide range of human emotion and cognitive thought, and the game follows her adventures as she escapes from the confines of the factory to learn what it means to be human.

As always with Quantic Dream's work, the game looks gorgeous, with fantastic motion capture and facial animations. My only hope is that the story lives up to the high bar set by its visuals.


David Roberts lives in Everett, WA with his wife and two kids. He once had to sell his full copy of EarthBound (complete with box and guide) to some dude in Austria for rent money. And no, he doesn't have an amiibo 'problem', thank you very much.


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