Xbox One's Quantum Break Release Date Announced

The next game from the creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake gets a release date.

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Quantum Break, the next game from the creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake, finally has a release date. The Xbox One exclusive will arrive on April 5 , Microsoft announced today during its Gamescom briefing.

The time-bending action game game was previously scheduled to launch in 2015, but was later shifted to 2016 to make way for other high-profile first-party games such as Halo 5: Guardians and Forza Motorsport 6.

Developer Remedy also shared an impressive new gameplay trailer for Quantum Break. Watch it below.

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Quantum Break is not just a game alone, as it will be accompanied by a live-action TV show. This remains in development despite the closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios last year. The game is about the heroes and the TV show is about the villains. You can watch a new trailer for the TV show below.

Remedy has previously described Quantum Break as the "ultimate Remedy game."

Microsoft's Gamescom briefing is ongoing. You can watch it here or follow along with our liveblog here.

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centruroides

wow, the game indeed looks awesome, and smart move of shifting the release date, with halo 5 alone is enough to absorb gamers attention for a while

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urbanman2004

Gamespot do something a/b ur damned video player, sheesh

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levolden

Xbone exclusive, huh? I guess I'll be watching this on youtube then.

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jecomans

I'm becoming more solidly mildly-optimistic about QB.

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GunEye

So is this a timed exclusive on XB1? Will the game eventually get released on the PC like Alan Wake did?

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ksbwings

@GunEye: Wait till they want extra revenue, then they will surely release it into their unforgotten platform PC.

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namitokiwa

@GunEye: I think so.

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BranKetra

This is a unique game, for sure.

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skrilla99

April 5!? Well, that gives plenty of "wiggle room", it's not as if it's set in stone. I'll move to back burner and check back in 2016.

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Ray1man2hot

Damn some of yall troll so much you troll yourselves. These fools have multiple accounts and endless time.

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hystavito

@ray1man2hot: Trollception?

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Flyin3lvl

@ray1man2hot: this is one of those when in comments ps4 users would get "you got no games till next year uncharted next year ha, greatness still awaits we got this and this and this' now this is out next year and the opinions have suddenly turned.

Its ok for an x1 game to be delyed

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redmagic123

game looks amazing can't wait to play, April not to far away with how fast months are flying by for me

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Quantum_Wake

This game is clearly going to be worth the purchase. Chill out people.

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PutASpongeOn

Pretty game, may or may not have a great story, that's to be seen, but the gameplay looks horribly meh.

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stickybun

@putaspongeon: Gameplay looks meh? Are you f'n joking?

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PutASpongeOn

@stickybun: I've seen around 50 minutes of this game and it's average 3rd person shooting with a gimmick, the gimmick is also very limited, only giving you a small set of ways you can use it.

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ledzeppdekk

@putaspongeon: If there is one thing that Remedy has proved over the years, it's that the gameplay won't be meh.

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PutASpongeOn

@ledzeppdekk: I've seen 50 minutes of gameplay, it's generic 3rd person shooting with a gimmick that is heavily limited, only allowing for a few abilities and then scripted sequences, also the gun mechanics don't even seem solid. This is goin to be a story game, not something that will be super great on gameplay.

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immortality20

Really happy with the gameplay shown from the big 3 games. Next year is just insane, so many awesome games.

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Monsterkillah

I need this

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HippyTrippy

Xbox's best looking exclusive so far imo!

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Xanatos357

This game looks really cool, and I can't wait for April 5

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KkDrummer

just amazing!

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Liber8or

I will wait for the inevitable PC release. Hopefully it won't take as long as Alan Wake, especially as Microsoft is starting to promote Windows again.

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Remedy going back to their Max Payne roots with this game! IMO(I and know many will disagree) but this game can potentially give Uncharted 4 a run for its money.

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Sushiglutton

Thought this was the coolest game of the conference! The way the levels bend and freeze etc, spectacular stuff! And with Sam Lake writing I bet the sci-fi stuff will be exciting. Also more interested about the show after seeing some familiar faces (Hello Lord Baelish...).

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Bezee4u

This looked great! But then again there will always be haters so...Pretty good show today (Those presenters who forgot their lines made it even more worth it xD )

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TheExxorcist

Just cant justify to buy an Xone yet. As they are on a trend of including more and more bundles at dropped prices, Im more than likely gonna wait till its under $299 for a new one.

Right now they sell a 1tb bundle with Halo MCC, AC Unity and a year of gold for $399.99

Except.both the included games are meh... I will wait till maybe a Fable or Gears Bundle.

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MetaMods

@TheExxorcist said:

Just cant justify to buy an Xone yet. As they are on a trend of including more and more bundles at dropped prices, Im more than likely gonna wait till its under $299 for a new one.

Right now they sell a 1tb bundle with Halo MCC, AC Unity and a year of gold for $399.99

Wxcept.both the included games are meh... I will wait till maybe a Fable or Gears Bundle.

I think I will consider Xbox One till its drop 299 with bundle but I dont want the AC bundle games

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TheExxorcist

@MetaMods: yeah. Everything from UBisoft lately is a joke. And most would agree... last great games they made were Trials Fusion and Raymond Legends

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DaVillain-

Cool and glad it's no where near UC4 release date. Quantum Break is the game I want the most on Xbox One and I'll put a vacation spot on April 2016 just to play this game.

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PlaystationZone

@davillain-: because MS is scared remember watch dogs pulled back because gta5 is because watch dogs wasn't great game.

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clarens56

@playstationzone: Why would MS be scared of uncharted they're both exclusives they're not sharing buyers

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Fedor

@playstationzone: Are you saying a brand new IP isn't going to outsell a fourth game into a critically acclaimed series? You should be a analyst, you're soooo smart....

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Unreal849

That'll work out pretty well. I *might* be done with FO4 and MGSV by that point.

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DaVillain-

@unreal849: For me, I should be done with UC4 by that time as well.

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Quantum_Wake

The gameplay looked clean and sharp and just awesome. Indredible looking game man.

April sounds good to me. I'll get my XB1 for this game specifically. AWESOME!

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Rasdorx

This looked really awesome.

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cainetao11

The Xbox one has some great stuff going on.

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tim_cool2

Awesome!