Monday 23 April 2018

You can skip Quantum Break's Live Action story - but you shouldn't

Quantum Break
Quantum Break

Daniel Anderson

One of the producers of Quantum Break has confirmed that the live action story segments can be entirely ignored if you want

Quantum Break is coming along in April and it's looking like a particularly gorgeous action shooter, from the makers of Max Payne and Alan Wake. They're not so subtle with the names really.

Remedy Entertainment are going big with Quantum Break by producing a live action TV series which will fill in extra details about the story - the main game is more about the good guys while the show turns its attention to the villains, including Littlefinger himself Aidan Gillen. Decisions you make in the game will have an impact on the way the live action series unspools for you, with a video launcher taking you online to watch the progression of the story between acts in the game.

That all sounds pretty neat to us and we'll definitely be checking it out but it has recently emerged that it is very much an optional experience. Remedy doesn't want to force players to leave the game to watch these sequences which unfold across four 20 minute episodes. Choice is good, and it's nice to have the option.

Except for some people, who have apparently been complaining about the ability to skip these scenes.

— Lennie Hakola (@HakolaRMD) March 9, 2016

That seems like a pretty strange response but its interesting to note that Hakola, who is one of the producers on the game, definitely recommends that you stick around to soak up the rest of the story - because why wouldn't you want to know how your actions are impacting the plot!?

So in short - you can totally skip these scenes but they're free and have a cool all star cast and react to what you're doing in game, so why wouldn't you just watch them?

We'll have to wait and see how audiences react to the game and series when it launches on Xbox One and PC on the 5th of April 2016.

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