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Detroit: Become Human is Quantic Dream's most successful game

Published: 08:52, 04 June 2018
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A group of men and women in front of a glass door
Detroit: Become Human

After several "Cagey" titles, Detroit: Become Human seems to have delivered a pinnacle of Cage's career it seems, as the team announced that the new android saga is by far and undoubtedly Quantic Dream's most successful title yet.

Quantic Dream's co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere took to twitter to thank the fans and announce that Detroit: Become Human is "Quantic Dream's most successful release so far, by all accounts." Unfortunately, there's no exact numbers but it's fair to say that the initial results outperformed Beyond: Two Souls.

To be fair, Detroit: Become Human is one of those games whose success is actually arguable depending on who you ask. If you happen to ask multiplayer enthusiasts, whose frail egos necessitate a comparison in mechanical proficiency, they'll tell you that the game's a flop.

In their little pro-EA minds, they're right too, because there's nobody to frag, no one to hear you breathe into the mic and unlike Battlefield V, Detroit: Become Human has actual android women, not those feeble attempts at human augmentation we had in WWII, remember? Heck you could probably argue it's more historically accurate than Battlefield.

Then, there are people who like a game the way you like art - it stops your breathing and completely immerses you in the protagonists' woes, having you drift off while you're waiting in line for android parts to take home to your WWII veteran wife. And Detroit: Become Human is just that sort of game.

In fact, such is the emotional and visual magnitude of David Cage's last game that you barely have to play it to experience it. By now, you can go online and watch the entire thing, at least the main story branches, and you won't miss a beat - that's how good Detroit: Become Human is.

Quantic Dream An animated man holding a gun to a little girls head Detroit: Become Human

You may recall that not even Sony had full faith in Detroit: Become Human, which considering the nature of the game was to be expected. The game's review embargo was lifted only a day prior to launch but it seems the fears were unfounded.

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