“I didn’t choose to be different. I didn’t choose to take a stand, to liberate my people, to start the war,” this is what Markus from the Detroit: Become Human is heard saying in a new TV commercial released by PlayStation.
“How far will you go to resist?” is the question raised in the 30-second spot promoting the upcoming game from the makers of Heavy Rain and BEYOND: Two Souls, set to launch on May 25.
Set in the near-future metropolis of Detroit in 2038, where highly advanced androids have replaced the human workforce and exist only to serve mankind, Detroit: Become Human enables players to step into the shoes of three distinct android characters – Markus (played by Jesse Williams), a “deviant” who has broken free of his programming and took charge in the organised liberation of Detroit’s android population, Kara (played by Valorie Curry), a newly-manufactured android that has broken her programming and is on the run, and special police investigator Connor (played by Bryan Dechart) – and discover “what it means to be human from the perspective of an outsider.” Besides getting the chance to see the world through the eyes of a machine, players can also shape “an ambitious branching narrative”, where their actions and decisions not only determine the fate of the three protagonists, but that of the entire city of Detroit.
The physical game is now available for pre-order at BestBuy, GameStop and Target for $59.99. The Digital Deluxe Edition, also available for pre-order, includes Heavy Rain on PS4, digital art book, Digital Deluxe Soundtrack, Avatars, Cyber Life and Main Character PS4 dynamic themes.