Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human has reached 8 million copies bought. Based on the developer, that quantity accounts for its PlayStation 4 and PC releases (most gross sales are from the previous), however notably excludes its availability on subscription companies like PlayStation Plus.
Detroit: Turn out to be Human launched for the PS4 in 2018 and obtained stable critiques. The title turned Quantic Dream’s best-selling sport and stars notable live-action actors equivalent to Clancy Brown and Jesse Williams.
The success of Detroit is joined by a reported “vital improve” in gross sales for Quantic Dream’s earlier titles, 2013’s Past: Two Souls and 2010’s Heavy Rain. All three video games launched on PC in 2019, however the gross sales for every title reportedly elevated in comparison with 2021.
“We’re delighted to introduce our works to an ever wider and youthful viewers, and on all continents,” wrote Quantic Dream’s co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière. Fondaumière referred to as it an “uncommon phenomenon” that may very well be attributed partially to the studio’s publishing workforce and the video games’ attraction to the PC market.
Following the discharge of Detroit, Quantic Dream was acquired by NetEase and is at the moment growing Star Wars Eclipse for the PlayStation 5. With the NetEase acquisition, the developer mentioned it will proceed “bringing high-quality triple-A online game experiences to gamers worldwide.”
The developer has additionally been accused of studio misconduct, together with sexism and racism. Quantic Dream received the lawsuit towards Le Monde (the French newspaper who initially reported the allegations), however concurrently misplaced the libel lawsuit towards fellow outlet Mediapart for reporting the identical story.
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