Quantum Break Delayed to 2016
Remedy Entertainment's newest creation is going to be bending a later date in time than we originally anticipated, as Microsoft has announced a 2016 release for Quantum Break.
Microsoft and Remedy Entertainment have announced that Quantum Break will not be shooting its way onto the Xbox One until 2016. Unfortunately, neither company would give any major reasons in regards to why it was delayed. Microsoft's feelings toward the delay, were essentially "meh, we have enough coming out this year, we're fine with it."
"We’ve got the strongest games lineup in Xbox history right now, with 2015 blockbuster exclusives like Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Fable Legends, and Forza Motorsport 6, and more we’ll announce in the coming months," said Shannon Loftis, Microsoft Head of Publishing. "With so many games launching this year, moving Quantum Break to 2016 extends our incredible portfolio into next year with a monster new IP.”
Remedy Entertainment head honcho Sam Lake didn't have much to say, other than thanking fans for their patience and reassuring the Quantum Break faithful that the game is coming along nicely.
We tend to agree with Microsoft's sentiment on this particular delay; that was one heck of a lineup, but we're more worried about 2015 becoming a delay-happy year in general. We've already seen the new Wii U Zelda game and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End get pushed into 2016, and we're afraid of what else may get delayed before the year is up. Then again, bad things usually happen in threes, so perhaps Quantum Break rounds out the AAA trio of delays (with one for each of the Big Three) and we're out of the woods. We'll have to wait and see.