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Like an Alan Wake mystery, the reasons behind Quantum Break's Xbox One exclusivity are slowly becoming clearer. Speaking to Games Industry, Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne revealed that Microsoft's help has been instrumental in bringing the game to life. Without outright confirming that Microsoft is financing the ambitious project – half of which is a full-fledged television show – Myllyrinne said, "[W]e 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," he added. "We might have the appetite but there's no way we could." Myllyrinne says the game serves "a strategic purpose" for Microsoft, giving the publisher a unique experience for its new console and allowing Remedy to create something it wouldn't be able to otherwise.

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So basically will still be MS exclusive (IE Windows OS only and XB1 only)

Good news for Remedy, they have a nice source of income and support. I thought things would go soar after initial Alan Wake sales, but American Nightmare and now this have proven me wrong.

It's just that simple.

Half the game is a TV show?! That doesn't sound good at all.


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I will be really curious to get a chance to see actual game play. I will keep an open mind to how the live action an gaming parts will work together.

I'm replaying some of Alan Wake.  It is quite unique and a head of it's time.  (Could have benefited by the face motion capture they do now.)



Really not sure I see any point of Consol over PC's since Kinect, Wii and other alternative ways to play have been abandoned. 

Top 50 'most fun' game list coming soon!


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half tv show? lol
couldn't they have just skipped that idea

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So hyped for Quantum Break. Can't wait to get my hands on it

MoHasanie said:
Half the game is a TV show?! That doesn't sound good at all.

not really, it's a game and a TV show that work together.... instead of releasing one on XB and the other on TV like that other game I can't remember the name of that is also on SyFy.... they've package both for XB1.... now you play the game and can watch the show at the same time exclusively on XB1 or just play the game and then watch the show.... the only difference with regular TV show/Game combo is that in that case you influence the episode with your ingame actions

so it is a fully fledged game with a fully-fledged interactive TV show.... hence why they couldn't have undertaken such an ambitious project without the financial support of a goliath like MS


MS should just buy em, they have a good relationship with eachother.


Older and wiser. Still bias and proud though ;)

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