Story image

Hands-on with the Detroit: Become Human demo on PS4

26 Apr 18

Quantic Dream is renowned for making many decision based video games including Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. Now the talented developer is releasing its first ever PS4 video game called Detroit: Become Human. 

The demo for Detroit: Become Human is out now and it features one chapter for you to play through. You get to play as an advanced police android by the name of Connor who has to investigate a current hostage situation that is heating up. 

In the scenario presented in the demo, Connor has to investigate a domestic violence disturbance because a recent Android has run amok and starts attacking the family that adopted him. He has now kidnapped the young daughter in the family and threatens to kill himself and the young girl unless he's promised freedom. 


If you have played Quantic Dream's previous two games on the PS3, Detroit: Become Human has a similar style of gameplay. As you play as Connor, the android has to use his detective skills find out why this other Android decided to turn psycho all of a sudden. 

The purpose of the detective work is to try and get as much information on the rogue Android as much as possible. The more Connor knows about the Android, this will increase his chances of negotiating a peaceful resolution to this escalating hostage situation. 

The game adopts some detective style gameplay from the Batman: Arkham series as Connor has to find clues and piece together what exactly happened. Connor also has to find a motive as to why this Android suddenly turned on his human owners. 

Alternatively, Connor can bypass the detective work and try to negotiate with the Android without any background information. This is ill advised though mainly because the Android will get more paranoid if you say the wrong things to him and don't meet his demands. 


What I love most about Detroit: Become Human is that the game offers so many different endings and outcomes which means there's lot of replay value on offer. In this short one chapter alone, there are about five different endings for you to see.

The full game will offer even more scenarios for you to play through since the entire script for the game is reportedly over 2000 pages long! Not to mention in the full game there are three playable characters and your decisions affect how the story is played out. 

From what I have played from the demo so far, it looks like Quantic Dream is onto another award winning game. Beyond: Two Souls was enjoyable and Heavy Rain is still my favourite PS3 game of all time. With that said, I have high hopes for Detroit: Become Human when it releases exclusively on the PS4 on May 25th, 2018. 

Three ways to improve mental health support in the workplace
“Instead of scrambling into action after a crisis, employers need to be more proactive in supporting employees."
Kordia launches Women in Tech scholarship at the University of Waikato
The scholarship is established to acknowledge and support up-and-coming female talent and future technology leaders.
Samsung joins a global league of AI experts
“As a member of the PAI, Samsung will strive to facilitate the ongoing progress of artificial intelligence.”
'DerpTrolling’ faces jail time for Sony DoS attacks
A United States federal court has charged a 23-year-old man for the hacks on Sony Online Entertainment and other major companies back in 2014.
Kiwis concerned about being scammed – survey
This unease is warranted given the growing sophistication of scammers and their activities, and numbers of attempted fraud.
With a mighty roar, Rocket Lab blasts off to space
Success! It definitely was business time for Rocket Lab yesterday as its Electron launch vehicle blasted off from the Māhia Peninsula yesterday (November 11).
Trust us, we’re Nvidia: GeForce RTX 20-series GPU preview
When I caught up with Brian Burke, Nvidia’s gaming tech PR guy, at PAX AUS in Melbourne, I didn’t hold back. I asked him why should Kiwis part with such a huge amount of money for something that, right now, doesn’t do a lot.
Xiaomi fans bubble over at Mi Store grand opening
The fans filled Auckland’s Westfield Sylvia Park to take advantage of the opening specials and get their hands on some Xiaomi tech.