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Xbox One Exclusive Quantum Break Officially Delayed into 2016

| April 2, 2015

Xbox One Exclusive Quantum Break Officially Delayed into 2016 News Xbox  Quantum Break Max Payne 3 Alan Wake

Originally slated for a 2015 release, the Xbox One exclusive action game Quantum Break has been officially pushed back into 2016. This move was rumored to occur early last month, but no confirmation came until this morning. Delays like this are usually to finish polishing up the game, but no official reason was given except for a statement about the Xbox One’s upcoming lineup being full of great games.

“We’ve got the strongest games lineup in Xbox history right now, with 2015 blockbuster exclusives like Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Fable Legends, and Forza Motorsport 6, and more we’ll announce in the coming months,” said Shannon Loftis, Head of Publishing. “With so many games launching this year, moving Quantum Break to 2016 extends our incredible portfolio into next year with a monster new IP.”

Quantum Break is created by Remedy Entertainment, whose previous work includes Max Payne and Alan Wake. The game features an intriguing plot centered around manipulation of time and space. Little information has been revealed beyond that, but fans have been looking forward to this game’s release since its initial unveiling.

In regards to the delay Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake had this to say “We’re really proud to be part of the incredible Xbox One line-up. We thank our fans for their patience, and want them to know that the team is taking advantage of this opportunity to polish and fine tune the game to create the kind of standout entertainment experience they’ve come to expect from us.”

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  • Henry

    i knew it. since there hasn’t been any news from it for months now it must have been pushed to next year but was hoping I was wrong. Well according to Shannon Loftis they are more games to be announced coming out this year besides those obvious ones. Awesome!


      It’s been rumored that Rare has some big things coming out this year. I’m hoping for some great new Rare games, Scalebound, and maybe Crackdown!:)

      • doplerradar

        There is a chance Scalebound and Crackdown will be 2016 titles. We will find out soon. I think Scalebound has potential to be really awesome.

        • Doggystyle


          • ThePonyKiller

            Damn, are you going around every Xbox article that’s talking about this delay now? Seems you where waiting for this news just to talk shit.

      • Wizard of Peace

        But will it be the good old rare, or the crappy new rare? lol

        • Considering how good Phil is doing, looks like good ol’ Rare.

  • Country Boy Lucifer

    It’s a pretty disappointing line up for 2015 from ms with halo being the only real exclusive of interest if it doesn’t get delayed.

    I’ve read that phantom dust has been cancelled as well. from what I seen that’s not necessarily a bad thing though

    • ed

      But does anyone really still have interest in Halo? I checkout out after Halo 3.

      • Country Boy Lucifer

        I still do but after MCC my confidence has gone in 343. I’ll be waiting a week or two before I get it

        • CRZYSPZ

          You have to remember though, 343 was not the only studio working on MCC. Yet, they were the only ones who worked on Halo 5’s beta (to my knowledge at least).:)

      • Considering Halo 4 sold the best, I’d say yes.

        • doplerradar

          I think Halo 4 sold the fastest and well but I think I think Halo 3 sold the best out of all Halo games, which I think is about 11 million.

          • I just Googled it. Halo 2 sold the best. Wow.


      Phantom Dust is still in development, just somewhere under Microsoft more than likely. I don’t think they’ll let that game go if they plan to set it up similar to Killer Instinct.

    • Phantom Dust is still being made. The studio shut down, but another one will continue it.

  • $125882522

    Not surprising the way this gen has gone. Still will be much more games available than last fall….but the delays for bigger games are becoming normal practice now. Patience is needed but is being tested more than any gen I can remember.

  • ed

    Hmm, no release date for TR. It’ll be hysterical if it’s delayed after MS paid for it.


      It does say that it’s coming out in 2015 though. Just like Forza Motorsport 6 and Fable Legends, there is no concrete date yet, just the year.

  • TheManWithABigToe

    That is fine by me with Halo 5,Forza 6,ROTR,Fable Legends and whatever else is talked about at this years E3. It’s looking like another great holiday for One owners.

    • GK15

      Spot on. Although I’ll admit its pretty shallow on the XB1 side for the rest of 2015 besides fall. Ori was great, but I’d like to see at least 1 big release before the holidays

      • TheManWithABigToe

        Witcher 3 being 200 hours should take me like a couple months, Batman should be plenty of hours too. I agree with the no first party big release but in Phil I trust. I like Xbox’s routine it makes me play these games more, more efficiently, you know?

  • Guest

    So what is it now? One AAA X1 exclusive in 2013, 2 in 2014 and 2 so far in for 2015. Just not enough for me…
    Anyway, I don’t mind games being delayed as long as they work well when it comes out. I really thnk this will eventually be a great game. I just hope the delay is not due to a possible Alan Wake port to XB1..


      Well, there’s Halo 5, Fable Legends (also on PC), Forza Motorsport 6, and some unannounced titles and dates. I’m hoping for Crackdown and/or Scalebound for this year, as well as one or two new Rare games. Rise of the Tomb Raider is obviously timed, so that’s why I didn’t list it.:)

      • I think Scalebound and Crackdown are next year. Xbox does have some good games this holiday, though. Can’t wait for Halo 5.

      • Guest

        So far it’s still just 2 AAA exclusive this year. The generic racer Forza and Halo 5. Fable is multi-platform. Scalebound is unlikely to come this year. Crackdown maybe but again unlikely since there isn’t much news since last E3.

        I’ll wait for more details about a Rare game and possible unannounced title(s)…

        • CRZYSPZ

          I agree that Crackdown and Scalebound probably wont come out this year, but Phil stated some exclusives are coming out this year that haven’t even been announced

  • Tga215

    Whelp I’m not suprised

  • Truthhurts24

    Remedy knows what needs to be done to make a high quality game I trust them as much as Naughty Dog.

    • Doggystyle

      “Remedy knows what needs to be done to make a high quality game”…

      LOL. Make a better Xbox. That’s what needs to be done.

      • You’re funny. What’s your next bad joke?

      • Truthhurts24

        The Xbox is already better than the PS4 what the hell are you talking about. Keep waiting for greatness sheep

        • Guest

          You are wrong there since your statement is subjective. :)

          • Truthhurts24

            Xbox is better facts not opinion the PS4 is just based on hype for the idiots

      • Since he’s a christian, stay away from him unbeliever.

      • Easter is about Christ, so stay away from him you evil unbeliever..

      • *Also On PC

        Both consoles are garbage, moron.

      • Mike Az

        You sound like a fucking idiot right now. There is room for both consoles my guess? Doggy style doesn’t have the cake to own both so shows love for one and hate for the other. Quantum break is going to be amazing.

  • lygamnt

    Its cool with me. I want the game as much as anyone, but I want it to be as good as possible.

  • kingtroll

    Typical bots! They laughed when Driveclub had a shaky launch but praised Halo: MCC broken multiplayer, they laughed when Uncharted 4 got delayed now defending Quantum Break delay haha most hypocritical fanboys out of all fanboys

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