Could Quantic Dream Be Working on a Sequel for Detroit: Become Human?
Despite the fact that Detroit: Become Human, the critically acclaimed PS4 exclusive from Quantic Dream, launched just under a month ago, it seems the French company is entertaining the idea of a sequel. Considering Quantic Dream named it their most successful title yet after it sold one million copies in the first two weeks, the company’s founder David Cage recently took to Reddit to discuss this idea and more.
David Cage said that there is some interest from the team at Quantic Dream to make a sequel, for the right “idea.” A Reddit user asked, “Quantic Dream tends to move onto new IPs after each game. With the rich world you’ve created in Detroit, is there any consideration for a spinoff or sequel?” Here’s what Cage said in response, “We will work on a sequel if we feel we have ideas, passion and excitement to do it, and if we feel we have something more to say about this world. We are driven by passion more than anything, although it is not always something reasonable … but we enjoyed working on Detroit a lot, and there are many exciting stories that could be told in this world for sure.” With that said, he reiterated that he doesn’t want to churn out a sequel as a way to make easy money.
And if you were wondering where the inspiration for each of the three characters Connor, Kara, and Markus came from, David Cage replied to this very question and the answer is quite interesting. “Markus had many inspirations as a leader, from Spartacus to Martin Luther King, depending on player’s choices. Many revolution leaders confronted with oppression had to find their way and make difficult decision for their people, from Gandhi to MalcolmX. Rather than copying any of these leaders, we tried to understand the challenges they were confronted with and tried to emulate them in the game. The real inspiration for Connor came from… Jayden in Heavy Rain! But I tried to give him a very unique flavor and personality, and I had a lot of help from Bryan Dechart in doing this. Blade Runner is part of my culture and one of my favorite films, but I think that Deckard and Dechart are very different, even if they have very similar names. Kara’s story was much more personal to me, I don’t know if I had any specific inspiration for it. I just wrote it from the heart.”
You can check out the entire AMA thread on reddit here for all the answers to some very intriguing questions. Are you hoping for some DLC or a entire sequel for Detroit: Become Human? If so, is there a direction you hope David Cage and his team will take? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to keep it locked for updates!