This new gameplay demo for Detroit: Become Human takes us deeper into the robot uprising

By James O'Connor, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:48 GMT

David Cage was on hand at E3 to show off more of his latest game, Detroit: Become Human.

Cage talks about his three protagonists briefly at the top of the video – Marcus, revealed this year, Connor, who was revealed last year, and Kara, who has been in it since the beginning.

The game deals with the moral quandary of artificial intelligence, portraying a world where robots are extremely human-like, more intelligent than most people, but are not afforded rights and are treated like objects. “There will be a time in the near future when this is the case”, Cage says.

It looks very similar to Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls in how it plays. “Detroit has been by far the longest script I have ever written”, he says. The script is 2000 pages long, and has been “a nightmare” to write, Cage admits.

Cage says that he visited Detroit itself for research, as one might expect.

This is probably the best look we’ve had so far of how the game actually plays, so the video’s worth a look for fans of Cage’s work at Quantic Dream. Detroit: Become Human does not have a release date announced yet, but it will be a PS4 exclusive.

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