Xbox One-Exclusive Quantum Break’s Live Action Show Unaffected by Xbox Entertainment Studios Closure

The live action companion show to Remedy’s next game is still on track.

The live action show component of the Xbox One-exclusive game Quantum Break is still on track despite Microsoft’s recent announcement that it’s shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios, the division responsible for original Xbox programming.

Developer Remedy, which previously created Max Payne and Alan Wake, told Polygon in a statement that both the game and show are going along as planned, and that it’s excited to share more details about Quantum Break at Gamescom this August.

Xbox Entertainment Studios’ shuttering is part of Microsoft’s plan to lay off up to 18,000 of its employees.

Some of Xbox Entertainment Studios’ employees--including president Nancy Tellem and executive vice president Jordan Levin--will "stay on and remain committed to original programming already in production." This includes Signal to Noise--the documentary series that will cover, among other subjects, the Atari E.T. dig--as well as Halo: Nightfall and Steven Spielberg's Halo TV series.

Quantum Break 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. The game will launch in 2015.

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northArrow
northArrow

This is literally the only Xbox exclusive that has me interested. I can't justify buying a console for one game so I hope this eventually comes to PC as well.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

"The actions you take will impact how the story unfolds not only in the game, but also the show." The game Defiance has attempted to do this.  the show has been mediocre at best. I have watched every episode and will usually watch most any sci fi show. The show lacks direction. The game is also mediocre.  Been playing that too. Will say the game story (cut scenes ) is  better than the Tv show. If the show's story was centered more around ARC events instead of a city, it would be a lot better.  I said all of that to say, because this has been attempted before I have now lowered my expectations for this game.    I hope its really good. But I'm not going to get excited about it.

stickybun
stickybun

If this game is even as close to as good as Alan Wake was I'll be happy. Remedy are one of the few developers that are actually making interesting and original games. This is one of my most anticipated games by far.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

The live action show hasnt been cancelled do to layoffs but will be cancelled but no one will care to watch it.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

I'm pretty keen to see Remedy have the chance to deliver their vision for Quantum Break, which includes the TV show.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

Game/TV show tie-ins are never a good idea which is why MS thought it was a good idea.


Remember folks every decision they made in the past was a bad one so anything they have kept is still a bad one. You can call me what you want but when the day comes that this comes out and is horrible I will be the one laughing.


Kind of like Ryse and how that made me laugh. Can't wait to see Ryse 2.....oh wait...

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

The IQ of the new GS Sony fanboys must be soooooo loooooow lately

robertcain
robertcain

I still don't know what to make of Quantum Break. Trying to link two mediums or two separate entities is a bold and ambitious project but if it fails it can really backfire. Defiance was hardly a success despite claims that the game would affect the TV series and Dust 514 was utterly inconsequential and riddled with punishing micro-transactions when put against Eve Online.

xantufrog
xantufrog

I guess I'm just an old crotchety man... I don't care if my game ties into some TV show. I just want to play my games. It's a cool idea to have the game actions influence the show, I will give it that

nparks
nparks

Maybe MS can just put in a bid for Time Warner instead?  They must have an extra $90 billion dollars lying around somewhere.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I had no intentions of watching the TV shows for the games anyway. Makes no difference to me what they do. As long as the game is still worth playing I'll play it.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

The only Xbox One exclusive that has my attention.

MrFreehuggs
MrFreehuggs

I thought the whole xbox TV thing was a dumb idea. Then I started watching Every Street United. Now, I'm disappointed that they won't be doing much more.

Gomtor
Gomtor

The employees that still has their job, they are expected to work double as hard now for the same salary.

truehuman
truehuman

@1175411 remedy did the first 2......... max payne (2001) was a game changer.

pspearman
pspearman

@1175411 Remedy developed the first two games and they were published by Rockstar. Rockstar then developed the 3rd game internally.

oflow
oflow

@sonyonly4 bout time you got something to play besides indies.  You finally got to knock the dust of your PS4 for 4 days.

calamityo
calamityo

@sonyonly4


DESTINed to be a bore 


Mad Sony bots?. Well must be KNACKering to be playing a bore of a game called knack. Well other than that, more tumbleweed for the Sony bots to eat. 

xantufrog
xantufrog

@sonyonly4 you do know the "xtots" get the beta in only 3 days, right? And since they can't play with PS4 owners, it's not like they'll be playing against people who "already know their way around" or somesuch. And, no, I don't own an X1 so don't bother calling me a "but[hurt xtot lolzcats lozr" or whatever kids come up with these days

rasterror
rasterror

Obviously if you were enjoying it so much then you wouldn't have commented on an Xbox article. Salty fanbaby?

TimberWolf_CLT
TimberWolf_CLT

@Gomtor  Sad but probably true.  It's been that way at every company I've been at after "right-sizing" or "reductions in force".  I don't see it being any different in this case.

calamityo
calamityo

@teapartytime 

Sony  = TV, TV, TV, TV. Sore rear drone?. Keep on crying.

rasterror
rasterror

What's expected of anyone with tea party in their name. A very intelligent and valid point.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

@sladakrobot @WingChopMasta Come on man, I see you are the comment section Xbox avenger, I get it but please don't ask me what I am talking about like you don't know what I am talking about.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@rasterror yer you're Mad awwww poor little Xtots only get Tumbleweed what a shame.

rasterror
rasterror

@WingChopMasta A lot of decisions yes, but all? No. I wanted the family sharing but as a huge Gamefly customer, I was worried. I'm glad they weren't gonna adopt the RFID DRM Sony was going to but I still was a little worried. But it was all for the better for gamers as a whole and with the constant updates it just keeps getting better and better.

rasterror
rasterror

No, not at all. I just got back into DR3 again so I'll be busy with that until then. Plus I have plenty more games to keep me busy. Plus I have a lot more in life going than games so I only play them every 3 days. I've only been playing all weekend because I've been sick since Friday. But as a gamer I hope you're enjoying it and can't wait to play it. But your fanboyism rants are just childish and shows that you're just pining for attention by getting a rise out of Xbox owners.

rasterror
rasterror

And intelligent reply which is expected from someone with tea party in their name. I cannot come back with such an insightful of a retort as yours sir. You are on for the ages.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@rasterror Getting a rise out of Xbox Owners? I don't think I would want a RYSE I have Destiny to play 100x better : )

rasterror
rasterror

@sonyonly4 @rasterror No, you have the beta which will come and go. But hey, you obviously are a person that loves Destiny so much that you spend your time on an Xbox article instead of playing it. No wait...that can't be right. Maybe you'd rather read up on Qunatum Break than play it?

rasterror
rasterror

Cry? I'm only giving you the utmost praise of your profoundly deep responses.