Quantum Break Unaffected by Xbox Entertainment Closure
Written Friday, July 18, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Microsoft's planned closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios won't have an impact on Quantum Break and its accompanying live-action TV show. Remedy's Xbox One-exclusive action game will have a TV show component that will run alongside the game, which remains "on track" according to Microsoft.
Quantum Break "will be released next year and the game and show both remain on track," a Microsoft representative told Polygon. "The news of Xbox Entertainment Studios has not impacted our progress and we're excited to share more details of Quantum Break at Gamescom in August."
Xbox Entertainment Studios is set to close down "in the coming months" as part of Microsoft's expansive plans to cut 18,000 jobs within the company. Microsoft has already confirmed that original programming already in production will still go ahead as planned, so the Ridley Scott-produced Halo Nightfall and Spielberg's Halo TV series are also unaffected.
Quantum Break will be making a comeback at Gamescom in Cologne next month, having dropped off the radar for a wee while. It'll be a combination of extended gameplay sequences and 30-minute live action TV episodes that will come together to create a unified whole. It sounds intriguing.