Disappointingly during Sony’s E3 2017 press conference no release date or window was provided for Quantic Dream’s highly-anticipated upcoming game: Detroit: Become Human. But what we did get was a lengthy new trailer that not only provided more gameplay and cinematic footage of the game, but also revealed the third and final playable character in the game: Markus, the leader of the android revolution fighting for android rights in an oppressive world.
While watching the trailer Markus — who looks impressively very real thanks to first-class motion capture work — looked very familiar, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on who the actor was behind the character.
Luckily, I didn’t have too, because shortly after the conference the game’s director and writer David Cage sat down with Geoff Keighley via YouTube Live, where he revealed that the actor behind Markus is in fact Jesse Williams, best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery in the Grey’s Anatomy series, as well as for his roles in Brooklyn’s Finest and The Cabin in the Woods.
Additionally, Cage also confirmed that actress Minka Kelly is the talent behind another one of the game’s characters you see in the trailer. For those that don’t know: Minka Kelly is and American Actress that has featured in Friday Night Lights (2006), Parenthood (2010) and Charlie’s Angels (2011).
Markus notably joins Kara and Conor as the three playable characters in the game. Kara, is an android who escapes the factory she was in and Conor is an android whose job is it to hunt down rogue androids, such as Kara and Markus. Like any Qunatic Dream game characters can survive or perish depending on the choices you make throughout the game, all which shape the story and lead to multiple different endings.
Detroit: Become Human is in development exclusively for the PS4 and is currently without a release date.