Posted May 22, 2013 by Adam in News

Quantum Break Trailer Reveals… Stuff.

Quantum Break image
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The Xbox One reveal saw very little in terms of… well games to be honest. What it did show was your annual Call of Duty and EA Sports updates and, well bugger me! Something new from Remedy Entertainment no less!

That said, what we were treated to was largely confusing. Boasting a hybrid of both video game and a poorly produced TV show, Quantum Break was a new IP from the Max Payne and Alan Wake developers. Showing a girl with supposed “special powers”, a tanker crashing into a bridge and a shoot out in what looks like a bank, the whole thing was very badly stitched together with little follow up details.

Quantum Break is signed up as an Xbox One exclusive title, and as with Steven Spielberg’s Halo TV series, it’s another indication that Microsoft’s focus outside of the traditional games arena to other forms of entertainment.

Details and clarification on how the “TV show” and game elements are stitched together will no doubt be forthcoming at E3, but Remedy Entertainment’s press release has posted the following:

Developed exclusively for Xbox One, Quantum Break blurs the line between television and gameplay, integrating the two into one seamless, uniquely immersive experience. From Remedy Entertainment, the critically-acclaimed creators of Alan Wake and Max Payne comes a revolutionary entertainment experience that weaves the cinematic action of intense game play with the tension and drama of scripted television, creating a world where each has a direct impact on the other.

In Quantum Break, our desperate hero fights a highly personal battle to save the future before time literally runs out. As time breaks down, impossible, split second moments of destruction turn into epic stages of time powered action. The actions you take, and the choices you make, shape your experience as the narrative unfolds. As you play, a personalized ‘director’s cut’ of the show is created just for you, based on the decisions you make during the game.

Quantum Break will lead the new generation of interactive entertainment, as the show and game deliver a holistic entertainment experience made possible only on Xbox One.

Whilst this sounds interesting, the reality of previous attempts have always been incredibly linear and one wonders why they simply couldn’t refine the TV show format that Remedy had previously used for Alan Wake. The snippets of the show seen in the trailer appear to be massively disjointed from the gameplay itself. Both in terms of tone and production values.

Quantum Break is an Xbox One exclusive, release date TBC


Playing games since I'd developed enough motor functions to hold a joystick. From Commodore 64 all the way through to the latest gen. Favourite games to play are FPS games and anything with a deep and compelling story and a world that draws you in. I also enjoy writing, film making and playing bass in whatever band will have me :)