This must-have PlayStation (and PC) video game exceeds 8 million in sales
Games News This must-have PlayStation (and PC) video game exceeds 8 million in sales
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It’s been a while since we heard of Quantic Dream. However, while the French developer has been working on a certain Star Wars: Eclipse in the greatest secrecy, his latest game has kept the buzz going, especially since its release on PC, even achieving very satisfactory sales totals for the studio.
Do you remember the great 2018 on PlayStation 4? Besides the giant God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man, console from sony also welcomes an exclusive “made in France” of exceptional quality in the person of Detroit: Become Human. This interactive thriller developed by Quantic Dream has already made an impression by pushing the interview format even further on PlayStation 3 by David Cage’s team, and received a glowing 17/20 in our column. The studio after taking independence, the title was released on PC and further boosted record sales from the Parisian developer, who congratulated himself for the occasion on his good results.
- “Become Human”, the best of the three
- Very healthy studio
“Become Human”, the best of the three
If these three works weren’t directly connected, when it released Detroit: Become Human was something of a spiritual sequel to Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, Quantic Dream’s two previous productions that released on PS3 in 2010 and 2013 respectively, prior to their release. remade in 2016 in a compilation on PS4. Component the culmination of the avant-garde vision of video games envisioned by its creator David Cage, Detroit: Become Human has received the best reviews of an action-adventure game “trilogy” aimed at greater immersion than any other title in the genre. This futuristic thriller puts us in the shoes of androids seeking their freedom through three interrelated scenarios, with countless endings and branches, complex and engrossing, giving it great replayability.
However, for nearly a decade, Quantic Dream has been associated (more or less correctly) with the PlayStation brand, its titles only being released on the Japanese manufacturer’s machines. Therefore, it came as a surprise to many players when the studio announced it would be bringing the title to PC in March 2019, less than a year before the release of Detroit: Become Human. Nevertheless, this is an added opportunity for the developer to relaunch sales of its three titles, somehow reaching the glass ceiling due to their exclusive status, let alone distributed since at a lower price in the “budget” range (Platinum then PlayStation Hits) as well as on PlayStation Plus, Sony’s subscription service is available on PS4 and PS5.
Very healthy studio
The Quantic Dream situation seems to be evolving somewhat, as in a press release, the studio announced that they had exceeded the bar 2.5 million units sold on PC for Detroit: Become Human, bringing it to a worldwide total of over 8 million, PC and PS4 combined (a total excluding account copies acquired through services and subscriptions). According to its CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière, 2022 was a great year for the studio, which performed much better than the previous year, and the prospects for the future are very encouraging if we judge by the interest shown in players in its three main productions:
2022 has been a great year for Quantic Dream in every way. In particular, it allowed us to achieve a significant increase in the sales of our three historic PC games compared to 2021. This unusual increase confirms the excellent results that have been recorded over the previous three years.
The continued success of Detroit: Become Human, but also Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, must be credited to the quality of these titles, their appeal on PC, and the hard and long-term work of our editorial team. We are excited to introduce our work to larger and younger audiences, and on all continents. As 2022 comes to a close, we’re also seeing record Wish List levels for all three of these titles, which gives us a glimpse into an equally outstanding year 2023.
– Guillaume de Fondaumière, CEO of studio Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, Detroit: Become Human)
Quantic Dream is currently working on a Star Wars Eclipse game, for PC and next-gen consoles. The release window for this title is currently unknown.
Our full Detroit summary: Becoming a Human guide