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Is Quantum Break delayed until 2016?

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Quantum Break is the reason I’m happy to have grabbed an Xbox One (yes, I finally have one). I was holding out for Quantum Break because it looks like exactly the kind of game I want to play, and I think most gamers agreed after seeing the gameplay reveal at Gamescom. It was expected to launch at the end of this year, but it may need to bend a bit more time.

Dae Jim, Dutch Community and Social Media Coordinator at Microsoft posted a blog post and a tweet that has since been removed saying “Got some bad news #Xbox gamers, #QuantumBreak is likely delayed, coming early 2016!”

Jim points to the lack of promotion around the game, especially while Xbox is punting all their exclusives that are slated for 2015. While it’s still in a rumor phase, he said that there was a strong suspicion that it would only come in early 2016.

After NeoGaf picked up on his tweet, he was quick to backpedal (and presumably removed the tweet at that point).

Things obviously got much worse for Dae Jim as he follows those tweets with this one.

He has even removed “Social Media Coordinator” from his twitter profile. Could he have been given the axe? Was he a contractor rather than an embedded PR agent for Xbox? I know this has caused some issues for PR reps around the world and it looks like Jim may have landed in a whole lot of hot water.

It’s unclear if Quantum Break is delayed into 2016, but considering the lack of new information on it from Xbox, it might very well be slated to only launch early next year. I don’t mind the delay – quality games take time. I just hope that Xbox opens up about it soon, and that they don’t penalise poor Dae Jim for letting the cat out of the bag.

Last Updated: March 10, 2015


  1. Pariah

    March 10, 2015 at 10:37

    2014 – year of the broken games and day 1 patches.
    2015 – year of the delayed games and deleted tweets.


    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      March 10, 2015 at 11:00

      2016 – the year that everything just worked as it was supposed to and micro transactions fell off the face of the planet?


    • Viking Of Science

      March 10, 2015 at 11:01

      2016 – The year of the games indusrty collapse


      • DA JOKA

        March 12, 2015 at 20:31

        It needs to collapse soon!


  2. Loftus

    March 10, 2015 at 10:43

    Quantum Break looks amazing. I just wish this whole exclusives and timed exclusives could come to an end. Hard to afford 2-3 consoles these days.


  3. Mossel

    March 10, 2015 at 10:50

    Quantum break, I must admit looks awesome. So does this mean it’s coming to PC because of the MS crossbuy stuff? Also do I then pay console prices for it?


  4. FoxOneZA

    March 10, 2015 at 10:54

    The next-generation has been delayed until the next-generation ie. 2016


  5. Pieter Kruger

    March 10, 2015 at 11:03

    They must now first add the DX12 secret sauce! ????


    • Brady miaau

      March 10, 2015 at 11:19

      Yip. that makes a lot of sense. Make it into a flaghsip product


  6. Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    March 10, 2015 at 11:19



  7. Blood Emperor Trevor

    March 10, 2015 at 12:02

    I heard Quantum Break is delayed, yet at the same time… it’s not!


  8. Francois Knoetze

    March 10, 2015 at 17:07

    man I hope it is not delayed. really looking forward to this game and last years E3 made me super excited for it


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