Apparently it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Microsoft has pushed back the release date for Quantum Break, because, according to a statement from the company, the Xbox already has an enviable lineup for the remainder of the year and Microsoft wants to spread the love.
Head of publishing Shannon Loftis said, “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. With so many games launching this year, moving Quantum Break to 2016 extends our incredible portfolio into next year with a monster new IP.”
Developer Remedy Entertainment will use the extra time to add another layer of polish to the title. “We thank our fans for their patience and want them to know that the team is taking advantage of this opportunity to polish and fine-tune the game to create the kind of standout entertainment experience they’ve come to expect from us,” said creative director Sam Lake.
During an interview in mid-2014, Lake described the title and differentiated it from the live action television series that’s expected to run alongside it. “The game is about heroes, the show is about villains,” explained Lake. “In the game, you play Jack Choice in a desperate fight to stop the fracture that threatens to cause the end of time. In the show, in the style of a modern TV series, you follow the schemes and power play inside Monarch—the corporation that’s Jack’s main enemy.”
Check out the full gameplay demo below.