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.


Quantum Break

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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