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Quantum Break Sales Exceeded Microsoft’s Expectations; Sequel Remains Unconfirmed

by Mike Guarino

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Quantum Break has been one of the biggest releases for Microsoft this year, being the first game that Alan Wake developer Remedy Entertainment released since 2010. While the game’s critical reception may not have been quite as glowing as the developers hoped, the game sold very well and now we’re getting some more insights into just how well from Microsoft.

Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg recently spoke with Windows Central about the game, saying that “Quantum Break sold really well; it exceeded what we expected it to do. We were really pleased with how Quantum Break did. But just like every movie, not every game needs a sequel, sometimes it’s okay.”

While making sequels to popular AAA games is a very common move in this industry, it’s not a policy that Microsoft and Remedy Entertainment have been living by in recent years. Alan Wake also sold very well when it debuted in 2010, but other than an XBLA spin-off the game was never continued. Greenberg says that they’re “excited to see what they do next,” implying that what that is is uncertain at this point. We heard earlier this year that Remedy Entertainment has split into two different teams and are working on two different games, though neither of them are Alan Wake 2.

Earlier this year we learned that Quantum Break would finally be coming to Steam on September 14th, as well as sporting a lower price point of $39.99.

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