Quantic Dream announced today that Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls, and Heavy Rain are coming to PC as Epic Games Store exclusives.
Ever since the Epic Games Store for PC hit the ground running last December, it has been home to several notable game only for PC on this storefront. This includes titles like Supergiant’s Hades, Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and 4A Games’ Metro Exodus. Today, the Epic Games Store gained three noteworthy future exclusives: Quantic Dream’s Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls, and Heavy Rain. Pages for all three games have appeared on the Epic Games Store.
All of these titles were only available previously for PS3 and PS4 as Sony Interactive Entertainment published them, making these PC ports somewhat surprising. That being said, Quantic Dream did recently promise to support other platforms when NetEase gained a minority stake in the developer this may have been inevitable. Quantic Dream and Epic Games promised to roll out the PC releases of these titles later this year. They are all guaranteed to be Epic Games Store exclusives for one year.
While Quantic Dream is taking these exclusives away from Sony, the developer’s co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere still thanked that publisher, saying that the studio is “so grateful for twelve fantastic years of collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment and all they have allowed us to create and produce.” As for why these games are being brought to PC via the Epic Games Store, Guillaume simply cited the fact that Quantic Dream can “now expand our products to a wider fan base and allow PC players to enjoy our titles.”
On Epic’s side of things, Head of Epic Games Store Steve Allison is happy to have netted Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain, and Beyond: Two Souls as exclusives. “We are extremely excited for the Epic Games Store to host such a well-known and established video game studio like Quantic Dream. Their games have truly pioneered the genre of interactive storytelling, and with their expansion onto other platforms we are truly honored they chose to take that first step with Epic Games,” he commented.
Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human will all come out for PC exclusively on the Epic Games Store later in 2019.