Quantum Break is a third-person shooter action game, released for the Xbox One. It is being developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios. A Quantum Break digital live-action series is also in production. Thomas Puha, a marketing manager at developer Remedy Entertainment, said on Twitter that the game is “so close” to being finished, with the team pushing hard to wrap things up.
The game will feature digital episodes that interact with the game based on the player’s choices.
Players play as Jack Joyce, a person with time manipulation powers in a world where time stutters, making everything freeze except Joyce.
Players can use a variety of firearms, as well as their time-manipulating powers to defeat enemies in the game. Joyce can stop time temporarily, allowing him to escape from attacks or freeze enemies, unleash a “Time Blast”, which is an offensive projectile, and reverse the direction of bullets. He can also interact with the environments, creating environmental effects that would harm hostile characters. He can also utilize his “Time Rush” ability, which allows him to spawn right next to an enemy to perform an immediate melee takedown.
In addition, players can speed up the time around him and swap between covers to diversify attention from unaware enemies. As for defensive abilities, Joyce can protect himself from attacks by deploying a “Time Shield”, which can deflect bullets, performing “Time Dodge”, which allows him to dash quickly to evade from attacks or simply hiding behind covers.
Quantum Break was originally scheduled to launch on Xbox One in 2015. However, it was later delayed and is now due to arrive in April 2016. The game story is told across the game and a TV show, which stars X-Men’s Shawn Ashmore and Dominic Monaghan from The Lord of the Rings.
Official site: quantum-break
Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Release date: April 2016.