Quantum Break drawing from Max Payne & Alan Wake to be ultimate Remedy experience, says dev

Thursday, 4th July 2013 15:53 GMT By Dave Cook

Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment is attempting to blend the shooting of Max Payne with the interactive story-telling of Alan Wake into a new experience that raises the studio’s bar. In a new interview, studio CEO Matias Myllyrinne has explained how he hopes it will be the ultimate Remedy experience.

Coming exclusively to Xbox One, the game will run alongside a TV show, similar to sci-fi shooter Defiance to create one consistent fiction that progresses as one. It’s ambitious, but Myllyrinne believes Remedy has the chops to make it happen.

Speaking with he said, “We’ve taken a lot of the learnings about interactive storytelling from Alan Wake and we hope to raise the bar further. We’ve taken a lot of the learnings about cinematic combat and shooting mechanics from Max Payne to push those further. We’re building on those for what will hopefully be the ultimate Remedy experience.”

On Quantum Break’s TV and game duality, Myllyrinne added, “The game and TV show ship together as one cohesive package. The episodes of the TV show are interwoven with the episodes of the game. The storylines take place in the same location. Hypothetically you can watch one or play the other but you’ll get so much more out of it if you combine them together.”

Myllyrinne stated that the game is Xbox One exclusive because of its scope, and that siding with a big player like Microsoft will help support the project through to launch. “This is clearly a strategic move for them as well as us,” he said. “This is something – we have crazy ideas – but we need to fall back and let the full force of a company like Microsoft see it through.

“There’s no way on God’s green Earth that we would take on a venture like this on our own. We might have the appetite but there’s no way we could.”

What do you make of Quantum Break so far? Let us know below.

Cheers OXM.



  1. Aullah

    Less gameplay, more cutscenes. Cutscene? I mean REAL LIFE ACTION MOVIE.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. PEYJ

    I don’t make anything of it as I haven’t seen any gameplay so far.

    If they don’t show any gameplay at GamesCom, I don’t believe it will release this year and I do seem to recall that it is suppose to be a launch title.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. hives

    I can’t make anything of Quantum Break, because we don’t know NOTHING about it :f Idea sound interesting…

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Moonwalker1982


    No, QB was never said to be a launch title. In fact they recently said its still early in development. :)

    #4 1 year ago
  5. PEYJ

    @ 4

    Didn’t know that, thanks. But…then I am right – I don’t believe it will launch this year. : )

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Citrus raptor

    I can’t wait to follow Quantum Break on his adventures!

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Sam Lake repeatedly said everything in the trailers was in-game, which is damn impressive. You can actually notice that too, look at the woman’s hair, the one that is ‘frozen’, the hair doesn’t look perfect and with CG it would look perfect.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. xxJPRACERxx

    I just made my pre-order yesterday for an Xbox One. Quantum Break is on my purchase list. I love all thing Remedy.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. MrWaffles

    If this was any other company I’d call bs on all the buzz words, but being Remedy I’ll just wait and see what fucking amazing thing they release.

    #9 1 year ago

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