Remedy Entertainment’s upcoming action title Quantum Break looks blurs elements of a live-action TV drama with the choice-based gameplay to deliver a unique experience. Remedy has confirmed that the live-action episodes of the game will stream to your Xbox One or Windows 10 PC remotely when the game launches in April.
The original plan was to ship the game and all episodes of the TV show on disc at the same time, but Remedy has decided to stream the show for space and length reasons:
“We have 40 different variations of the show in total where basically your choices get to make it evolve and change whether it’s from a junction choice or we have these things called ‘Quantum Ripples’ which essentially unlocked sort of deleted scenes from the show,” designer Greg Louden told GameInformer.
“Then combined with that, the show length can change based on your decisions because some episodes are longer as a result and some episodes are shorter. It basically evolves and that’s why we needed to stream it.”
“When we figured out how big the data was, we had to backpedal and think of some good solutions and this made sense,” he added.
Quantum Break is set to launch on both Xbox One and Windows 10 April 5.