Sorry Alan Wake and Max Payne, Remedy details more about its "ultimate" game Quantum Break

Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break will alternate between TV-style episodes and third-person shooting.

Quantum Break, Remedy's upcoming live action TV show meets third-person shooter, needs to hit a certain bar on both action and storytelling--the Remedy pedigree, according to the Max Payne and Alan Wake creators.

But according to head of franchise development Oskari Hakkinen, Quantum Break is “not only a Remedy game, but the ultimate Remedy game.”

Speaking in an interview with Edge, Hakkinen also detailed a little about how the game will mix its live-action episodes with its gameplay chapters.

“You’ll unlock the live-action episode at the end of the [gameplay] episode," he said, "but you can choose when you jump into that."

“The best experience would be to play the game, watch the live action, then play the game some more, but if you’ve chosen to dedicate your two-hour slot to gaming and you don’t want to watch live action straight away, you can continue on with the game and pick up on the live action from your iPad or phone at a later date.”

Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne added that players will alternate between the two ways of experiencing Quantum Break. “My gut tells me they’ll play a section of the game, they’ll watch the live action with a beer or a coffee, and then jump back into the game,” he said.

“Or they’ll stop and do the double-barrel thing the next night--play the episode and watch the live action.”

You can read the rest of the interview, which features more info on the game's plot and characters, over on Edge.

Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break currently has no official release date.

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kingcrimson24
kingcrimson24

sounds great , instead of long and too many cutscenes that make the game almost a movie ( ehem , beyond , ehem ) , they separated the two parts . it just sounds great . can't wait for this on xbox one . 

sahandx360
sahandx360

Such a awesome game, Good Idea that you can choose to watch the live action or not. The Technology uses for this game is just fantastic, they use DI4D facial motion capture for capturing face, which is the best motion capture in the market. And they also use DMM technology in order to model environmental destruction, which has been used in many Hollywood movies. All of this combine with the art of Sam Lake story telling and Action fun gameplay

C-THREE
C-THREE

as long as the story is good I have no problem watching long live action video. sadly I don't have a xbox one and have no plans on getting one so I'm going to have to miss out unless after a while they decide to bring it to pc.

DrKill09
DrKill09

"Sorry Max Payne"?!  They sold that series to Rockstar nearly a decade ago...


I do want Alan Wake, though.  I don't care about this game. 

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

I hate TV, so it will seem like a chore for me to watch this, but I'm sure I'll find time. Regardless, I have total confidence that the game itself will be nothing short of AMAZING! Alan Wake was a 10/10 imo.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

This game will be awesome, probably will be GOTY, and it's exclusive for Xbox One.

nparks
nparks

Please give us a third person shooter that's better than Max Payne 3 was.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

I'll probably enjoy this format. If it's a good story I think this will add to the experience.

johnnycontardo
johnnycontardo

It all sounds GREAT, don't get me wrong.


But its just that Remedy had a GREAT writer writing the story.


Sam Lake.


He deserves all the credit, just like Remedy does from producing a fantastic game.


Sam Lake wrote both Max Payne 1 and Alan Wake.


Is Sam Lake writing the story for this game?

RobDev
RobDev

This sounds awful!

jonath01
jonath01

Alan Wake made me hate the 360 controller:

Holding the stick forward for 2 hours!!!

It felt so uncomfortable!

It's the first game i notice this!

KBABZ
KBABZ

You know after the XBO reveal I'd totally forgotten about this game.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

Hope this TV/Video game cross over thing works. because Defiance tried this same thing and i'm not even sure people own the game or watched the tv series. since defiance (the game) was supposed to affect what happens in the television series (and vice versa)


Anyway...this game does look damn good and i'll likely buy it and watch the television show to see how much i affect things lol.

brunod_f
brunod_f

Man, that's the only thing that makes me sad for not buying a Xbox One. I'm sure this game will be great 

19James89
19James89

Further evidence that the Xbox One will be a better console than the PS4 and this is coming from a Nintendo/PC gamer.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Looking awesome, too bad I don't have an Xbox One nor planning to get one anytime soon. I want to play a Remedy game on my PS4.

dmastor
dmastor

Can't wait hope it's good, but with Remedy track record i'm sure it is. 

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

PC please. Dont be dicks remedy. Im happy that they are making different franchises (At least they are not sticking with 1 franchise forever and always doing something new). I dont think they had anything to do with Max Payne 3.


This company knows how to make games, storylines, interesting dramas and universes. They seriously kick arse. At least Alan Wake finalyl turned up on PC. Gears oF war 2 and 3, Halo 3 didnt show up nor did Red Dead redemption. So at least they brought it to PC eventually.

anshanlord
anshanlord

Wasn't Quantom Break supposed to be a PS3 exclusive?

RobDev
RobDev

@DrKill09 they sold the rights not the past. they still made Max Payne games.

ElusiveOne
ElusiveOne

@XNEXUS666X You can also choose not to watch it at all if you don't want to.  Personally I find it an odd mix, I'd rather just have a good TV show or a good game, but not both at the same time.

sakaixx
sakaixx

@Diegoctba sure why not, well its been so long since i've seen an xbox exclusive wins GOTY. for the past 6 years it always been sony/nintendo/multiplats. 

rarerichz
rarerichz

@Diegoctba remedy is great and all but no just no. it wont , there are a lot of games that are coming out this year

divinejester
divinejester

@Diegoctba GOTY overall might be destiny, and GOTY as xboxone exclusive is almost guaranteed to be Titan Fall.


Only GOTY this has a chance to be is, Finnish GOTY.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@nparks Nearly impossible.  MP3 is one of the best shooters ever made.

strothers101
strothers101

@nparks Max Payne 3 was, in my mind, a pretty damn slick game.

johnnycontardo
johnnycontardo

Actually never mind.


I just watched the video.


Sam Lake is the creative director.


This game is gonna rock!

phoenix1289
phoenix1289

@Ranma_X_basic the difference was defiance was made separately. One group made the show and another did the game. Here Remedy is writing and making both simultaneously to go together on disc.

nparks
nparks

@Ranma_X_basic Defiance was just a terrible show, a failed attempt to steal and rehash elements of every other, far better scifi show from the last couple decades.  Haven't played the game, but have read that it's pretty generic as well.

ominous_prime
ominous_prime

@Ranma_X_basic The live action is packed in with the game. The live action also features a different set of characters.

Twiztid-Maddox
Twiztid-Maddox

@19James89Microsoft will have a great game with this, while Sony will have a great game with whatever Quantic Dream is working on for PS4!

einsp
einsp

@19James89 Can't make that assumption over one game. Both are great consoles.

Kjranu
Kjranu

@anshanlord No, you're thinking of Heavy Rain. Remedy was behind Alan Wake, a Xbox exclusive (though it was later ported to the PC).

samjangg
samjangg

MP3 was a great game, there is no denial, but it didnt feel like a Max Payne game.. I would have enjoyed it more if it was a new IP, and not a Max Payne sequel. In short, I expected something else and was dissapionted, though it really was a good game

nparks
nparks

@strothers101 It was slick, but it just didn't feel like Max Payne.  Or anything else I really wanted to keep playing.  Great production values, but left me feeling empty and unentertained, like an exceptionally well-polished turd.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

@strothers101 I guess I didn't mind Max Payne 3 but it just felt like Max Payne 1 with on rails sections, in a less interesting location. I just loved the noir setting of the first two.

RobDev
RobDev

@johnnycontardo @RobDev wow, i never knew past success was a GUARANTEE of future success. thanks for clearing that up for me. the live action parts unless they are top notch (which for budget reasons they won;t be) will probably wreck the experience for me. As i said it sounds awful.

gottago42
gottago42

When a game comes to an Xbox console then later Windows PC it's still a Microsoft brand exclusive

rarerichz
rarerichz

@nparks@strothers101 so your saying the first max payne game in hd was a polished turd? , maybe you nerds just arent satisfied with anything how bout that?. i seen nothing wrong with 3 at all , it was actually the best max payne in terms of gameplay and narrative. max payne 1 was the best game i wont hid that.