Monday 20 November 2017

You'll have to stream the Quantum Break TV show

Quantum Break
Quantum Break

Daniel Anderson

Quantum Break is a pretty kick ass looking video game which also comes with a fancy TV show element, and that has to be streamed

Quantum Break is a game about getting some super cool time manipulation powers and using them to kill a lot of people. We're pretty sure that's what happens...

Anyway the game looks very cool, with some amazing graphics and performance capture cut scenes featuring the likes of Game of Throne's sneering villain and Dublin man Aidan Gillen and former X-Men Shawn Ashmore. And those folks are also doing double duty on a companion TV show which will be running alongside your playthrough.

The story you see in these episodes will reflect events in your game, or more specifically binary choices you make during cut scenes. It's not entirely clear how the whole system is going to work, but the show is said to focus more on the villains with four episodes running a little over 20 minutes. Its an ambitious idea, and something that the developers are hoping people will dive into.

And it turns out you'll have to head online for the full story. The Quantum Break series won't be on the disk, forcing you to pop off into a streaming service on Xbox One or PC. According to Microsoft, this was because the numerous branches would have taken up too much space on the physical media so it makes more sense to house them online. It's something to bear in mind if you've got a download cap or a slow connection, as streaming HD video (or up to 4K on PC) can be a serious strain.

Still it all sounds very interesting indeed, and we'll find out all about it in April 2016.

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