One of the strong points of Quantic Dream's Detroit: Become Human on PC and PlayStation was undoubtedly the three protagonists - Connor, Marcus and Kara. We cared about them and quickly became involved in their fates. It turns out it could have been even more interesting. Tom Henderson revealed information that originally the game was to offer four playable characters: two men and two women. One of the ladies did not win Sony's approval - and let's recall that Detroit was initially a PS4 exclusive - which resulted in the fourth character being canceled. Or rather, degraded to extra.
Henderson mentions that the fourth protagonist was to be a busty blond-haired android, working as a prostitute or - to stick to the game's nomenclature - a sex android. Such a description corresponds to a large extent to the character of North, with whom Marcus could enter a deeper relation. She performed a similar "function" - at one point she even said about herself: "I was nobody, a doll programmed to satisfy people, a toy for their pleasure...". And while her appearance - especially at the beginning of the story - doesn't quite match Henderson's characterization, later in the game she dyes her dark brown hair strawberry blonde. It can also be assumed that with the reduction of North's role in the story, certain parts of her body were reduced in size.
According to Tom Henderson, the character's appearance and role caused enough controversy that Sony, having resolved the issue, wanted to end their three-game deal with Quantic Dream as soon as possible (we're talking about Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human). What's interesting, after releasing the second of these positions, the French developers were supposedly working for two years on a space open-world game with the working name Project Karma (later reportedly renamed to Project Solstice). But Sony wanted Detroit.
Also, according to Henderson, the developers ran into problems adapting the engine they were using at the time to develop an open-world game. So did it end up in the trash? Not necessarily - the informant says that we may resurface as a Star Wars project. However, it is hard to predict when and if this will happen at all.