Noah J Nelson on Tuesday, Jul. 22nd
For a minute there it looked like Microsoft was throwing in the towel on anything resembling innovation on Xbox.
Kinect? Ripped from the box. Original television programming? Just for teh Haloz, thx plz.*
The priority of the Xbox division has become games, games, games. So where has that left the hybrid project Quantum Break, which looked to merge a game with episodic television content? There was no word about the title, which is being developed by Remedy the makers of the cult favorite Xbox 360 series Alan Wake, since an announcement earlier this year that it wouldn’t be shown at E3 but instead at the big European game show later in the year.
Given that some of us actually like it when console makers are insanely ambitious and willing to fail gloriously the silence has been unnerving. Polygon, thankfully, has word that the game remains on track:
“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,” the statement reads.
TV/game hybrids might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but neither are an endless supply of 80s/90s retro indie games. Everything gets old after a while. While we’re all waiting for virtual reality to take off it good to know that other strange avenues of interactive entertainment are not getting ignored.
*Okay, not really, but it might as well be.