Remedy Entertainment has been working on the Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break for quite some time. Originally announced at E3 in 2013, prior to the launch of the Xbox One, Quantum Break experienced delays that forced the game to miss both holiday 2014 and 2015 release windows. Finally, at Gamescom 2015, Remedy offered a firm release date as well as new details regarding its upcoming blockbuster title.
From the stage, Remedy showed us their latest gameplay footage of Quantum Break. Since we last saw this title, the main character of the game has been confirmed to be Shawn Ashmore. Ashmore is a talented actor who has portrays an FBI agent in The Following and plays Iceman in Marvel's X-Men movies. The stage demo showed excellent cinematic flare that compliments the ever-changing pace of the action, similar to the Max Payne series.
What we hadn't seen prior to todays presentation was the television series that is paired with Quantum Break. Through the short teaser trailer, Lance Reddick (Fringe, The Wire) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire) will be joining Ashmore as central characters within the story of Quantum Break. The TV series will be interlaced with the game and can be unlocked by playing through the story mode of Quantum Break.
Quantum Break will launch exclusively on the Xbox One on April 5, 2016.