Do robots dream of Detroit?

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David Cage’s Quantic Dream studio has built their reputation on movie-like experiences with a bit of gameplay mixed in. Depending on your tolerance for that kind of thing, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls were groundbreaking works, or frustratingly non-interactive stories. Today, Quantic Dream announced Detroit, another game that seems to have its feet firmly planted in cinematic tropes. In futuristic Detroit, androids are everywhere, doing everything humans don’t want to do. Into this cliche-ridden world, enters Kara, a synthetic humanoid that escapes her factory to explore what it means to be human. The story sounds like well-trod sci-fi ground, but just as recognizable is the game’s protagonist. Kara starred in a PlayStation 3 tech demo back in 2012.

Detroit will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4.

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