Quantic Dream has become a staple in Sony’s stable of first party developers, by producing critically acclaimed titles such as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls exclusively on PlayStation hardware. Their newest title, Detroit: Become Human, released this past May to positive reviews, putting yet another feather in the cap of Sony’s stellar year of exclusive content. While the title didn’t take any awards home at the recent Game Awards 2018 show, the team at Quantic Dream are ending the year on a positive note with a record sales performance for Detroit: Become Human.
In a series of tweets posted by both PlayStation and Quantic Dream, the tandem confirmed that Detroit: Become Human has officially sold over 2 million copies worldwide since its launch on May 25th, 2018.
Quantic Dream also confirmed that the 2018 was their fastest selling title to date, reaching the 2 million units sold mark in just 5 months post release. Quantic Dream’s previous titles, Heavy Rain (2010) and Beyond: Two Souls (2013), both sold staggering numbers during their lifespan. Heavy Rain has amassed sales of over 5.3 million copies worldwide since its 2010 reales, and Beyond: Two Souls clocks in at over 2.8 million copies sold (making it one of the best selling PlayStation 3 games of all time). Detroit is currently on pace to outsell Beyond within the following year.
Detroit: Become Human follows the stories of three androids created in the not so distant future, who struggle to find their place in the world. Centered around a reactionary play style, where the choices you make affect how the narrative plays out, gamers must choose how to survive in an ever evolving society, while walking the metaphoric tightrope between man and machine. The PS4 exclusive was nominated for multiple awards at the Game Awards 2018, including Best Game Direction and Best Narrative.