Here’s nearly an hour of Quantum Break gameplay to digest

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Quantum Break Summer Showcase gameplay

Around this time last week a handful of media got treated to Microsoft’s summer showcase in sunny San Francisco – a world from any of us stuck on the southern tips of the globe here. Microsoft used the event to show all sorts of games, approaches to PC gaming and more, and no other title was more front and centre than Quantum Break. The recently gone gold shooter from Remedy Games, Quantum Breaks puts the power of time in your hands – and looks incredibly slick while doing it.

Thankfully for us stuck at home, Microsoft wasn’t shy when it come to some gameplay recordings of some of the earliest parts of Quantum Break, which invaded the internet when the embargo dropped late last night. If you’re looking to see some of the opening minutes from the third-person shooter, as well as a look at some of the early time powers protagonist Jack Joyce, IGN has you covered.

If early gameplay isn’t what you’re looking for, then take a little trip forward into Quantum Break’s campaign to see how enemies starting using your own time manipulation against you. With the ominous Monarch Solution in pursuit of Joyce, you can be damn sure that they’re going to bring their own technological expertise to shootout – breaking your mastery of time and inflicting their own breaks as well. It’s all down below.

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Although Quantum Break might have scaled back some of its plans for a TV show tie-in, a lot of the game’s story is delivered through lengthy, live-action cutscenes. Featuring some remarkable actors, these sequences are woven in-between gameplay segments, moving the story forward with brisk pacing. The way these sequences interest gameplay can be seen below.

Remedy has revealed that these live-action cutscenes won’t actually be on the disk, but rather streamed or downloaded as you play. That’s a concern if you’re internet isn’t exactly up to scratch, and I can only assume that the space required for these to be on disk wasn’t manageable.

Regardless, Quantum Break is looking increasingly incredible every time I see it, and with the renowned Remedy behind it I can only hope for a narratively tight action-adventure that will deliver on all fronts. It’s out on Xbox One and PC on April 8th.

Last Updated: March 2, 2016

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Only an hour? But it felt like forever.

    • Did you just quantify it?

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I’m not qualified.

        • Quite a Qconundrum, umm0_O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            If you’re not careful Bill Cosby’s going to offer you some qualudes.

          • I have a quarrel with that!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You can take that quarrel and put it where it belongs – in your knee!

          • Wow man, you had to go there?! PS. Loved that reference in W3 DLC, winna!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I don’t quiver or quail in the face of dangerously old jokes.

  • oVg

    COOOOOOL I can watch this on YOUTUBE like I did with TOMB RAIDER. Should save me enough money for 2 months of petrol.

    • Fox1 – Retro

      I bought ROTR for R300 from Game 2 weeks ago. Only my second disc purchase in 2 years 😛

      • Hammersteyn


      • oVg

        Sweet, I hope its R300 on the Pony 9 months from now because R999 is just not going to cut it.

    • Hahaha. Exactly. Seeing as it isn’t a real game, may as well watch it as a series.

      • oVg

        In 1080p 😛

      • Alessandro Barbosa

        …What? Not a real game?

  • HairyEwok

    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

  • oVg

    To be serious. You XBONERS BETTER BLOODY BUY THIS GAME. Im a Remedy fan and you all BASHED ALAN WAKE.

    BUY IT!!!! I want to see higher sales than Womb Raider. SUPPORT YOUR CONSOLE and stop WATCHING TV TV TV TV TV

    • HairyEwok

      But TV is what sold the Xbox for people, not gaming.

      • oVg

        The XBOX 360 could have done that thanks to the large install base. As Angry Joe would say “THEY FUCKED IT UP” 😛

    • Pieter Kruger

      What??WHO bashed Alan Wake?? Show them to me!!!!????????????

      • Hammersteyn


      • oVg

        360 owners boycotted the game because of its 5 year dev cycle and scrapping of the open world concept. Sales were shit, like Odyssey to the West, they bashed that because Ninja Theory had a SONY background.

        XBOX 360 owners were hardcore. Back when consoles were for hardcore gamers. Not casuals.

  • You can’t measure quality over quntifititity tiy 0_O

    • oVg


    • HairyEwok

      RinceThis spell check has stopped working. A problem caused the application to stop working properly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available.

      • You just can’t get the qualifientity these days can you?!

  • Pieter Kruger

    This looks epic!

  • Darren Peach

    Hey, Look, Uncanny Valley.

  • Cole Train

    Spectacular ! This is what I need !

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