Quantum Break Skipping E3 for Gamescom After CEO Leaves Remedy
Remedy is hitting fast forward on the temporal distortions of Quantum Break for Gamescom, but skipping E3 2015 in the process.
Remedy Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Sam Lake pointed out in the video above that his company's 20th anniversary is coming this fall and they intend on celebrating it at Gamescom 2015. For those who don't know, Sam Lake wrote Alan Wake and Max Payne 1-2. Lake was the face model for the original Max Payne character. He also announced that his team is hosting a special contest to bring one lucky fan to Gamescom this year.
"We were at Gamescom last year with Quantum Break. We had great fun, We’ll be there again this year—the next time we are releasing new material, " Lake said. "We have a theater on the show floor where every one of you is welcome to check us out and see the new, exclusive Quantum Break demo."
Unfortunately, this means that we shouldn't be expecting any new Quantum Break content or footage at E3 2015 this year. This news is right after hearing that Remedy Entertainment CEO Matias Myllyrinne is leaving the company after 15 years of employment and Quantum Break still a year away from release, GamesIndustry reports. Myllyrinne cites the demands and pressures of developing AAA games for consoles as the main inspiration for leaving the job. Myllyrinne will now be taking an executive role at World of Tanks studio Wargaming.
"AAA can take a lot of effort, but it feels like a worthwhile undertaking. The leap from Alan Wake to Quantum Break is close to 3x in terms of work alone. There is just a lot of ground to cover - certainly if you are building a new IP with new technology on a new platform," Myllyrinne said. "But Remedy is one of the few places that can produce new AAA IP and build original franchises."
Quantum Break is expected to launch sometime in 2016 as an Xbox One exclusive.