Detroit: Become Human has sold over 5 million units; Community Play Twitch extension is said to be very popular
Detroit: Become Human has now sold over 5 million copies between PlayStation 4 and PC, Quantic Dream announced in a press release yesterday. The game launched on Steam a month ago alongside two other Quantic Dream titles, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls.
In addition, the press release mentions the popularity of the Community Play Twitch extension, which has already been used by nearly 500 streamers. The real-time polls have generated more than 1.5 million viewers’ votes to date.
Guillaume de Fondaumière, co-CEO and head of publishing at Quantic Dream, said:
Launching Detroit: Become Human on Steam was a wonderful experience for us. The response we see is incredibly positive, especially in Asian markets. We are also very pleased with the reaction of the simultaneous release of our Community Play extension for streamers and viewers on Twitch, which has elevated a basic single player game to a social experience.
Korean streamer Kumikomii added:
I could immerse myself in streaming much better and communicate much better with my audience thanks to the Community Play Twitch extension. It was refreshing to play as the audience led me to completely new situations and scenario branches that I wouldn’t have discovered myself. The overlay interface suits Detroit’s art direction so well that some of my viewers thought it was part of the game itself. I had so much fun that I played for three more days until the end of the game.
Quantic Dream is now fully independent and, as set out on the occasion of the company’s recent 23rd anniversary, it is planned to go out on its own and even publish games from other studios. In early 2019, NetEase acquired a minority stake in the Paris-based studio, which has certainly strengthened current plans to work with multiple platforms after years of exclusive exclusivity on PlayStation.