French developer Quantic Dream is known for its high-quality adventure games such as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, which offer choice and consequence gameplay and emotion-charged stories to enjoy.
However, these games had been PlayStation exclusives (except for 2005’s Fahrenheit, which launched on PC too), meaning that PC gamers had been left out of enjoying the likes of Heavy Rain until recently.
Thankfully, Quantic Dream announced this March that three of its most renowned games would be hitting the PC during 2019. Two of these (Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls) are now out on PC and have gotten mostly positive reviews thus far.
But perhaps more players are eagerly anticipating the release of Detroit: Become Human on PC. This futuristic adventure game hit the PS4 last year, and it’s likely quite a few people thought it would remain a PlayStation exclusive.
Detroit is finally hitting the PC this December, though, and Quantic Dream is putting out the game on PC with several enhancements including support for 4K resolution and higher frame rates.
“Porting the game to PC has been a tremendous challenge, as we wanted players to get the original experience without any compromise. So we entirely redesigned the interface and developed a new engine to offer 4k resolution and high quality rendering on a wide range of PCs”, said Quantic Dream’s director David Cage.
Aside from the possibility of playing in true 4K resolution which the PC version offers, players will also be able to enjoy Detroit at 60 frames per second, and will be able to control the game using mouse and keyboard or a gamepad.
Of course, and no matter how good the news that Detroit: Become Human will be hitting the PC shortly is, some may wonder why it took so long for Quantic Dream to port its games to PC. Some people may say that the fear of piracy is what kept the likes of Heavy Rain off the platform for so long, but the fact Quantic Dream was a PlayStation exclusive studio until this summer meant its games did not see a PlayStation launch.
After accusations of harassment were directed at the studio heads and Quantic Dream broke up with Sony this year, partnering with Chinese giant NetEase, we’ll now see all of Quantic Dream’s future games on the PC and other platforms aside from the PS4, which can only be a good thing.
Some may also quibble about the fact that the game is only launching on the Epic Games Store (and not on Steam as surely many PC gamers were hoping for), plus some couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow after seeing the game’s system requirements, which admittedly are a tad high.
Detroit: Become Human sure is a good sci-fi adventure game, though, even if it has its share of faults. But the fact that Quantic Dream has been relying on real actors for so long to give life to its in-game characters is a plus, and Detroit features the likes of Lance Henriksen of Aliens fame and Clancy Brown, who has featured in movies like Thor: Ragnarok.
Also, and like other Quantic Dream games before it, you get to control several characters throughout the game, enjoying the story from different perspectives, and getting to make decisions which shape the course of things.
So, it’s great that Quantic Dream’s game is coming to PC in December, then. Those yet to play the game and who are doubtful about getting hold of the PC version can try it before taking the plunge, as a demo will be released on the same day as the game’s launch on December 12.