Quantum Break is an upcoming action-adventure third person shooting video game being developed exclusively for the Xbox One. The game will be published by Microsoft Studios and developed by Remedy Entertainment.
Quantum Break is a third person action and shooting game. As a third person shooter, the game is expected to feature a linear shoot ’em up gameplay with minor chances of puzzling missions. However, certain features (if included in the game) like achievements, unlockables, trophies, etc. will be required to achieve 100% completion. Also some strategies regarding time-manipulating abilities to evade enemies as well gaining advantage in combat will be needed to master the game. For these purposes, walkthroughs will come in handy. Walkthroughs will be available after the game is released.
The game is set in a fictional region of Riverport University in North Eastern United States. After an experiment about time travel goes wrong, the three main characters of the game are gifted with extraordinary time manipulation powers. The failed experiment also results in a “broken” timeline.
The core gameplay mechanic of Quantum Break is an action based third person shooter mixed with a combat system that involves time manipulating powers. The game will feature a thrilling story mixed with a stylish shooting gameplay, similar to the Max Payne series. According to Remedy, Quantum Break is aimed at providing its players a unique, seamless, and immersive gameplay experience.
Players take control of Jack Joyce, a person gifted with various time manipulation abilities in a fictional world where time is “broken” and at certain occasions everything freezes except Joyce. There are variety of weapons to choose from along with many time manipulating powers that can be used to defeat enemies in the game.
A few time-manipulating powers of Joyce include stopping time briefly that will freeze enemies, allowing him to escape from enemies, releasing a “Time Blast” that is an aggressive projectile and reverses the direction of bullets, etc. Joyce can also interact with various environmental objects in order to attack enemies. Another ability called “Time Rush” allows him to spawn right in front of an enemy to perform an instant melee takedown. Furthermore, players can accelerate time and switch between covers to quickly escape from enemies.
Defensive time manipulating abilities include “Time Shield” that can deflect enemy bullets as well as “Time Dodge” that allows Joyce to run quickly to hide behind covers and evade enemy attacks.
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Quantum Break trailer shows Jack Joyce using different time manipulation powers, such as stopping time and jumping across short distances. Trailer also displays enemies equipped with same powers. The cinematic trailer also shows how Jack acquires those time manipulation powers and shows a glimpse at the Frozen Scenes of Drama. The trailer also provides some hints about how time got ‘broken’ in the first place.
The game will be released on 5 April, 2016 exclusively for Xbox One.
Release date: 5 April, 2016