Dustborn Will Be First Game Published By Quantic Dream

Published: December 8, 2020 5:18 PM /


Dustborn Quantic Dream publishing cover

Quantic Dream has announced that it will be publishing Red Thread Games' upcoming title Dustborn, a multiplatform game that will explore a dystopian America in the 2030s.

Red Thread Games already has a few titles under its belt; its past releases include SvalbardDraugen, and Dreamfall Chapters. Its next title has been in development for some time targeting a multiplatform release, and it has now picked up Quantic Dream (Detroit: Become HumanBeyond: Two Souls) as its publisher.

What's Dustborn all about? You can get an idea of the game by checking out the brand-new teaser trailer:

Take a Colorful Road Trip in Dustborn

Dustborn puts players in control of pax, an ex-con "Anomal" with superhuman powers. She's tasked with transporting a mysterious package from California to Nova Scotia, but it won't be easy: the fanatical Puritan faction and the authoritarian Justice faction will be chasing you along the way.

"[We] couldn’t have asked for a better partner to help us bring Dustborn to players around the world." – Dustborn Creative Director Ragnar Tørnquist

This isn't the kind of job you can do alone, and that's why Pax will be joined by a crew. Your crew will have powers of their own, helping you use powerful words to defeat your enemies. In Dustborn, the words you say matter more than you think.

"We are very excited to work with the team at Red Thread Games on this beautiful project," Quantic Dream's Co-CEP Guillaume de Fondaumiere said in a press release. "From the very beginning, we were captivated by Dustborn's ambition, its visual and gameplay originality, its colourful characters and the themes it addresses. Our goal as a publisher is to enable Red Thread Games to express their vision in the best way and then share it with as many people as possible. Quantic Dream will provide Red Thread Games with its own technical and editorial resources."

Earlier this year, Quantic Dream announced that it would be self-publishing its games going forward, owing to the success of some of its recent titles. Part of that announcement, however, noted that it "[wants] to support creators of original projects" as well, and Quantic Dream is well-known for its narrative-heavy games.

Naturally, Dustborn just so happens to be one of those games. Words aren't just a tool of influence in this game — they're a weapon. A long road trip exploring the powers of words from many different angles certainly sounds like the sort of weird narrative goodness that Quantic Dream would be interested in, so here we are.

Dustborn Quantic Dreams publishing slice

When is the Dustborn Release Date?

Unfortunately, a Dustborn release date hasn't been revealed just yet, nor has a price for the game. There are no guarantees about what platform it will be coming to, although a PC release is definitely in the works. That said, it has been mentioned to be targeting 2021 in the past.

For now, you can find out more about the game on its official website; you can also sign up for a newsletter on that page. There's also the option to add Dustborn to your wishlist on Steam.

What do you think of Dustborn? What's your favorite "road trip" game? Let us know in the comments below!

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