Epic Store gets Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls, and Heavy Rain

Posted on March 21, 2019

At this weekend’s Games Developer Conference, Epic Games has just announced the games that are soon to be appearing on their digital storefront. They’ve already got PC exclusives like Journey and Ashen, and now they’ve scored another catch: A collection of games that have historically only been available for PlayStation, developed by Quantic Dream. Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls, and Heavy rain are all heading to the Epic Games Store, making them available to play on PC for the first time ever.

We don’t know exactly when these games will become available, although listings for them have already appeared on the Epic Games Store.

screenshot from Heavy Rain + Beyond Two Sould Remastered for PS4

Quantic Dream specialises in narrative games that have the player make choices on behalf of the characters to guide them through the story. How successful Quantic has been in their efforts is hotly debated, but the games have been generally positively recieved despite some criticism across the board. Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls was re-released a few years ago on PS4 with touched up graphics, so we’ll almost certainly be getting the remastered versions on the Epic Store as well. Whether there have been more adjustments beyond making the games suitable for PC, we don’t know yet.

protagonist Ethan, Heavy Rain for PS4

Earlier this year, Quantic Dream announced a financial partnership with Chinese localisation company NetEase, with Quantic Dream co-founder Guillaume de Fondaumière writing to Variety,  “Our objective is to be present on all platforms where there is an audience that can enjoy our experiences.” It’s probably thanks to NetEase that we’re getting Quantic Dream on Epic Games, though hopefully we might see these games appear on Steam at some point.

That’s not all for the Epic Game Store, though. There are many more games that have made it onto the Epic Games storefront,  including Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and upcoming games The Outer World and The Sinking City. Watch their video showcase below for the full list.