When Microsoft launched their new console a couple of weeks ago in the Xbox One, there were was a good selection of games to choose from.
They had Forza Motorsport 5 for people that wanted an impressive racing game.
Then for gamers that needed some action in their lives Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome could fill that need. The new year will bring some more interesting titles along the way.
One of these games comes from Remedy Entertainment, the studio responsible for Alan Wake.
If your memory escapes you, Alan Wake was about a writer of the same name whose wife goes missing during the couples vacation in the Pacific Northwest.
The game combined elements of a third-person shooter with psychological horror, drawing inspiration from Twin Peaks and the works of Stephen King.
The new game they’re working on is called Quantum Break and it’s somewhat different from most action video games that are released.
The game will have live-action videos integrated with regular gameplay.
Quantum Break is set in the fictional Northeastern U.S. Riverport University, where a time travel experiment has gone wrong.
This gives the three main characters in Jack Joyce, Beth Wilder and Paul Serene the ability to manipulate time.
Paul, the villain in the game has the best time-manipulating powers. He can see glimpses into future timelines and the player chooses which one to follow.
One cool fact is that during development of the game, Remedy consulted a scientist who worked at CERN and currently lecturers at universities.
He taught them all about quantum and classical physics to help them mold their time travel storyline into something that makes theoretical sense.
Also there’s a TV show that goes along with the story and watching it can give you some tips for playing through the game.
Let’s dig into this more deeper.
At certain intervals during the game, there will be something Remedy calls “junctions in time.”At these points, you can affect the storyline depending on decisions you make in the game.
The game will ship with the first season of the TV show, so it’ll unlock the episode that coincides with the decisions you make. This is a very unique way of telling a story.
You can sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts about the game and if would like to see more games like this in the future.