Xbox One-Exclusive from Max Payne Creator Confirmed for 2015

Remedy Entertainment's Quantum Break gets a release window and new trailer; plus, gameplay footage will be shown at Gamescom in August.

Microsoft today announced that Quantum Break, the Xbox One-exclusive from Max Payne and Alan Wake creator Remedy Entertainment, will launch in 2015. Previously, the game--announced in May 2013--had no release window whatsoever.

A new trailer for Quantum Break is also now available, and you can watch it above. Narrated by Remedy Entertainment creative director Sam Lake, the video reveals new Quantum Break story details and gives you a look at never-before-seen footage from the game.

Microsoft also announced today that it will show off Quantum Break's signature "time-amplified" gameplay for the first time at Europe's Gamescom convention in August. Today's trailer is meant to serve as a "sneak peek" for the full reveal later this summer.

Quantum Break is not just a video game, as it's also going to be paired with a live-action show. The game follows Jack Joyce, a man on a mission to prevent the end of time, fighting against the nefarious corporation Monarch Solutions. The actions you take will impact how the story unfolds not only in the game, but also the show. The game follows Quantum Break's heroes, while the TV show highlights the villains.

Remedy Entertainment is also working on an iOS game called Agents of Storm.

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fbn_games
fbn_games

This game looks amazing.

The first tittle that makes me wanna have an XBOX one.

But I'm happy with my PS4 fo far.

RG923
RG923

And Alan Wake 2 is farther and farther away. : (

Focus on making Quantum Break shine, Remedy. We'll be there to play it when it's ready--and we'll never stop believing. :' )

Stogin
Stogin

Xbots last week - Hahaha The Order was delayed, you guys have no games!!! This fall we get Sunset Overdrive and Quantum Break, what do you have!??! Hahaha


Xbots this week - Oh, they never said 2014, it's fine, we'll have plenty else to play!

Vodoo
Vodoo

Can't wait for this game. I like the idea of mixing it with a real movie. We need something new in the game industry and if this turns out ok, this might be it. But doing this type of development will just make it take longer for games to come out. As it is, it takes 2+yrs for development of a good game.

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

Maybe if its a worthwhile exclusive, if its good enough, I might get an Xbox One, but time will tell, so far the PS4 is doing the right job for me.

theslovakian38
theslovakian38

first off it should be "hey, im max payne from max payne 1". second, after watch dogs, ive completely gave up on previews. nothing is what it seems... everything is polished for the few minute demo or trailer, then it is stripped down before release. im tired of being played...

monowasp
monowasp

Looks great. Looking forward to it.

divinejester
divinejester

Eh I don't like the concept of trying to integrate it with a tv show. But I loved AW so lets see what they do.

woomar
woomar

If I am not mistaken the same developers said that Alan Wake on the PC was profitable after only 24 hours from release, they also said said that they wanted to make a PC version in the first place but Microsoft didn't want to .


Are they going to do the same thing and bring this exclusive to PC in 2016/2017 ?


It really is sad to see the PC is getting that bad and unfair treatment .

auzroxursox
auzroxursox

Hold on, are you sure it's coming out in 2015? I could have sworn he said 2050.....

ECH71
ECH71

This. This is why I hate Microsoft. Paying off developers to code games for one of their platforms but not the others (Windows).

xcollector
xcollector

Where is my Alan Wake 2 Remedy? You sold out to MS. 

I'll try this game if it ever gets released for the PC. I'm not buying an XB ONE for it. But, at least XBOTS have something to look forward to. 

ixmardukxi
ixmardukxi

I hope this game eventually gets released on PC just like Alan Wake

DrKill09
DrKill09

You tricky bastards.  I was thinking Rockstar, not Remedy.

Sam_021
Sam_021

I have to buy one then, there is no way I can live without this game :O ROFL

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

The 'show' element confuses me. Will it be an Xbox One exclusive and change based on my actions? In essence act as a replay based on my gameplay? Or will it be live action and be based on a script?

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

The only Xbox One exclusive that has my attention.

lostn
lostn

Looks like a pretty expensive production if it includes a TV show. I wonder how much MS had to pay to make it Xbone exclusive. That system only has 5 million sales. You'd think MS would let them make a scaled down port for 360 as well. I can see it selling a few million on Xbone. Not sure if that's enough to recoup their development costs.. Do they have any known stars?


Can't wait to find out what the gameplay is like. A bit strange that a whole year after it was revealed they still haven't talked about gameplay. I'm guessing it's a third person shooter with time slowing/freezing and telekinesis mechanics.


I hope the TV show is optional. Don't want it to break the flow of my gaming to be playing one chapter, then watching a TV show, then playing the next.

LtReviews
LtReviews

Villain is Monarch.


Main protagonist is not Brock Sampson


1/10 would not buy.

mr_azim
mr_azim

Paired with live action show?  They tried that with that awful alien shooter........ imminent fail.

balrogbane
balrogbane

Lot of Sony fanboys in here. I wonder why that is.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

I love the comments that say "this is the reason I bought an xbox one".  Really?  It wasnt for Titanfall or Halo?  It was for this game which you had no information on???

ABIBASS
ABIBASS

Looks like a 7/10 material. Might give it a try

grin89
grin89

@Trickymaster  owning a ps4 and a xbone1 i can tell you that the small difference in resolution between the two dont show. also being able to switch from playing a game straight to netflix and instantly be able to go back to the game without a pause menu or loading screen is quite impressive for a console.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@ECH71  If you're getting upset at MS for getting exclusive games for its console, I hope you don't plan on ever running your own business or have anything to do with the field of economics. In fact, I think it might be best if you let someone else handle your personal finances as well. You clearly have no understanding of how money and business works.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@Sam_021 Just wait a year or two, and it'll come to pc, like Alan Wake.

ooblah
ooblah

Well technically the main protagonist would have to be Dr. Venture, but ... TO THE MONARCH MOBILE!

balrogbane
balrogbane

@mr_azim Because it's from Remedy Entertainment I highly doubt it will fail.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@ladies_man_xxx Max Payne 3 wasn't THAT different.  Sure, it was more cover based, but the visceral carnage and slow mo was all there.


I really liked it... only thing I DIDN'T like was the Rockstar Social Club DRM... or the fact that the game was 4 DVDs on pc.  JUST PRINT IT ON BLU RAY!

method115
method115

@ladies_man_xxx I loved Max Payne 3 it was a great game. I just wish they would keep it in an english speaking country next time around. I  like to hear the people talk and understand what they're saying. That was one of the best things about the series what the environment and hearing the people talk.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@daikkenaurora12 - Quantum Break is one of the games I'm really interested in, and forms part of the lineup that will convince me to get an Xbox One in the future.  I have absolutely no interest in Halo, Forza, Gears or Titanfall.  Different people have different tastes in gaming.

When I purchased our Xbox 360 it was for Condemned: Criminal Origins, Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo.  I tried out Gears of War and didn't like it.  I tried the original Halo on PC and original Xbox years before, and thought it was an average shooter, so decided not to follow that franchise.

I'm not sure why you would criticise other people for their game choices - after all, people will only buy a console if it offers games that appeal to them, and the more consoles that are sold improves the installed player base, which encourages more diverse game development.

If the future of Xbox was purely Forza/Halo/Gears/Titanfall, I would have no interest in buying that system at all.

lostn
lostn

@daikkenaurora12 From the videos, it's likely going to be a shooter in the vein of Max Payne or Alan Wake.

ooblah
ooblah

HIS COMMENT WAS SO FUNNY THAT I LITERALLY LAUGHED OUT LOUD!!! WITH EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!

ooblah
ooblah

That's a horrible word. Nagger ...

ooblah
ooblah

Or, you know, he could just get an Xbox One if wants to ...

lostn
lostn

@LtReviews @ladies_man_xxx I can't tell if that was sarcasm or not. MP3 was a technically good game. It just wasn't what I came to expect from MP. 

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@ooblah  Wow dude, get a life. You telling me, you don't have better things to do then count the number of games on each platform? News flash - neither console has that many games. Its early in the cycle. What did you expect? I'd rather have good games later than crap games now.

ooblah
ooblah

Haha, I hope you weren't taking me serious. I was just making (horrible) social commentary. Also paying homage to a Family Guy quote that I find particularly funny.