Remedy revealed some new details about their upcoming Xbox One exclusive, Quantum Break, at tonight’s Spike VGX awards. The game follows the story of two main characters, Jack Joyce and Beth Wilder, following the breaking of time after something goes horribly wrong with a time travel relay. This break in time creates anomalies which leads the environments of the game to change dramatically, resulting in some truly creative gameplay scenarios.
Both Jack and Beth are playable characters and Remedy made it clear that Quantum Break is a true action game, rather than something more in the vein of Heavy Rain or Beyond: Two Souls. The game features intense cinematic gunplay and cover mechanics along with a number of time powers. Remedy stated on the show that the game is a culmination of everything they’ve learned from the action of Max Payne and the storytelling of Alan Wake.
Player decisions in the game will affect what Remedy calls, “junction moments”. These moments put you in control of the main antagonist of the game, Paul Serene, during which you can see the future and from there, choose which “junction path” to follow. Remedy was a bit vague when explaining how this works so hopefully we’ll know more soon.
When asked about the next-gen features of the game, Remedy stated that every object in the game can be shifted both forwards and backwards in time. In regards to player animation every action is captured on camera in real-time creating a digital double of the main characters. In doing so, Remedy stated this creates a much more emotionally engaging experience.
Though there was no mention of a release window tonight, you can check out the first footage of the game below in a new trailer revealed at VGX just below. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest on Quantum Break.