Detroit (aka Android City) is a city in Michigan, USA, and the setting of Detroit: Become Human.

Once known as the World’s Forge – and home to the Ford Motor Company, which so transformed America and the world in the 20th century – Detroit is once again host to a technology that is altering the very fabric of society. In the game it is known as the "android capital of the world".

Android industry has brought much wealth, as the glistening towers attest to. But the shiny exterior of the city’s prosperity rises over divided streets: androids have created winners and losers, leaving many without a profession or a purpose. In particular, several occupations were largely or completely dominated by androids, including taxi drivers and amusement park staffs. This causes bankruptcy of citizens and demonstrations against androids.

The circulation of Thirium caused by massive production of androids has also caused illegal Thirium, often of very low purity to be sold throughout Detroit, earning its notorious reputation of Red Ice trading center. The growing underclass has majorly succumbed to usage and dealing of such drug, as Detroit Today stated, its application may be caused by dissatisfaction cause by androids taking human jobs. Detroit City Police Department has established Red Ice Task Force to crack down on the distribution of the drug.


  • In November 2038, the Governor of Detroit is a(n unnamed?) woman.[1]
  • Unemployment rate: 37.3%
  • An exceedingly low birth rate


Downtown Detroit:

West of Downtown:

East of Downtown:

Other & Unknown:




  1. Detroit Today #28, "Famous Detroit Painter Dies"
  2. "Waiting for Hank..."