Wouldn’t you know it? Another rumor leading up to E3.
It seems that one of the Xbox One exclusives originally slated for release in the Fall of 2014 maybe have been pushed back to 2015. Shinobi602, who leaked the embargo information for Halo 5: Guardians ahead of its reveal yesterday, had a source tell him that Quantum Break wouldn’t be releasing this year. Talking directly with Shinobi, he told us that his source said the game has been pushed back to Summer 2015.
@NG_ElChino I was told it’s coming next year, not this year, but I wouldn’t quote myself on it…
— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) May 17, 2014
To further add to this rumor, an Italian gaming website, 4News.it, also posted a news story on this possible rumor along with an apparent quote from Remedy on the subject. While 4News.it did not name the specific development member of Remedy who apparently revealed the news, this is the quote they obtained.
Small Update: 4News.it seems to be down currently. Here’s a link to the cached version of the page.
(We took the liberty to fix up some of the grammatical errors made with Google Translate)
“Working on a game like Quantum Break is a unique opportunity in life. We are building something that we are really proud of and do not want to compromise the quality of the final release. The game will release when it is ready, do not worry. Meanwhile, we thank you for ‘exceptional support for the community is the basis of what we are doing and we’ll try to make the game all that you expect.”
Again, as noted this is an unconfirmed statement and will remain as a rumor for now. The game never really had a marked release date set for 2014, but that seems to be when most people expected the game to release. All in all, it wouldn’t be too surprising to see the game release in 2015 rather than 2014, considering Sunset Overdrive and the rumored Halo: Master Chief Collection will be releasing this year, along with the possibility of Forza: Horizon 2.
The previous leaked details released by NKTRNL on NeoGAF have mostly been true so far, aside from the Titanfall DLC release timing, but that was all the way back in January so things may have changed since he listed Quantum Break as Holiday 2014 release. Again, considering just how jam packed this Holiday season is going to be, it wouldn’t be a big surprise.