Remedy Entertainment, known for their work on Alan Wake and earlier Max Payne titles, has announced Quantum Break will not release in 2015. They are now targeting a 2016 release date.
I’m not surprised. Once we knew Halo 5: Guardians was coming on October 27th, Quantum Break’s options were limited. It would have had to come out in September to have a decent chance of success. A February or March 2016 date makes the most sense for Quantum Break.
As always, this holiday season will be stacked with games. We know Halo 5: Guardians is coming on October 27th. We should get more release dates soon for Rise of the Tomb Raider, Fable Legends and Forza Motorsport 6.
“With so many Xbox One games launching this year, moving Quantum Break to 2016 extends our incredible portfolio into next year with a monster new IP,” said Shannon Loftis, Head of Publishing at Microsoft Studios.
“We’re really proud to be part of the incredible Xbox One line-up,” said Sam Lake, Creative Director at Remedy. “We thank our fans for their patience, and want them to know that the team is taking advantage of this opportunity to polish and fine tune the game to create the kind of standout entertainment experience they’ve come to expect from us.”
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer hinting at potential delays last November. “I mean, this fall from a first-party/third-party standpoint is great. Next fall, I don’t… Honestly it’s not hype at all, I honestly don’t know that we can actually ship all the stuff that thinks it’s trying to ship next fall,” he added. “It just might be too crowded and we might purposely try to move some things out to spread it. You have to [give them some breathing room], you have to do that.”
Quantum Break is a cover-based third person game with a heavy emphasis on time manipulation powers. Check out the trailer below to see how it fits into the gameplay.
The press release announcing the delay confirms development of the live action series. “Quantum Break fuses an intense action game with top-of-the-line live action elements into one revolutionary entertainment adventure.” No surprise here. These “live action elements” are supposed to tie directly into the game.