It’s been a couple of months since we’ve heard from Sam Lake and the gang at Remedy since revealing their next project, Quantum Break, at Gamescom. Interestingly enough, what we saw at the show wasn’t the entire thing. Late last week, Remedy posted the entire 16 minute extended demo complete with narration from Sam Lake. There was a lot going on in the demo so getting some perspective behind it is never a bad thing.
Hitting sometime in 2015, Quantum Break follows Jack Joyce as he deals with a corrupt corporation known as Monarch Solutions. Not only that, there’s also the issue of a failed experiment causing the very fabric of time to break down becoming more and more unstable. Due to the experiment, Jack also has the ability . Frankly though, I just like how Sam Lake refers to Quantum Break as an “Intense, story-driven action game spectacle.” It’s not everyday someone uses “spectacle” to describe a game. The visual effects during the time manipulation is very cool, though I wonder if the respawn on the time meter recharges too fast?
To me, Quantum Break seems like a game that blends the best qualities of Remedy’s past games like Max Payne and Alan Wake, blending them in a tasty smoothie of modern gameplay elements. I’m intrigued by the project and can’t wait to see more on it. Here’s the full demo walkthrough: