Remedy Entertainment marketing manager Thomas Puha claims that the long in-development Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break is ‘so close’ to being finished.
The early days of the Xbox One were rough for the system. It suffered significant backlash after its reveal event, with people comparing the console’s look to that of a VCR, and many bemoaning the forced always-online functionality. Despite these issues, the Xbox One debut had some bright spots, with one being the reveal trailer for Remedy Entertainment’s Quantum Break, an innovative, time-bending action game. Three years after its reveal, Quantum Break is nearly complete, according to Remedy’s marketing manager Thomas Puha.
Puha took to Twitter to discuss the game, saying that development is “so close” to being finished. Puha went on to say that the Quantum Break development team is in “crunch mode”, which refers to developers working especially long hours in order to ensure a project is done in time for release.
“Not too much time left. Quantum Break is so close to being done. Team is getting pretty tired, but inspiring to see the camaraderie.”
While it may not necessarily be healthy for the team at Remedy to spend such an extreme amount of time working on Quantum Break in the months leading up to release, the studio can ill-afford another delay. Quantum Break was originally meant to release in 2014, but has suffered a number of delays since then, and if fans are forced to wait any longer, it’s possible they may lose interest.
That being said, the delays were probably for the better in regards to Quantum Break‘s development. Sam Lake of Remedy has said previously that Quantum Break has to be “awesome”, and many times in the industry, creating a truly excellent game means at least a couple of delays. All things considered, fans probably are for the previous delays as long as it results in a better game, but it definitely behooves Remedy to put its nose to the grindstone, so to speak, to keep the game from being delayed again and becoming a joke like Duke Nukem Forever.
Remedy has been developing Quantum Break for over five years now, and it looks like the studio is putting forth their very best effort to ensure a high quality experience for Xbox One owners. It remains to be seen if the television/video game combination will resonate with gamers, but there’s no denying the innovation and uniqueness behind the idea. Quantum Break has been in development for a long time, but it’s also bringing to the table a new kind of gaming experience. If Remedy keeps up the hard work, another delay should be avoided, and Quantum Break will hit its April release date with no problem.
Quantum Break is set to release on April 5th, exclusively for the Xbox One.