Gamescom 2014: Quantum Break First Gameplay Demo Will Stop You Dead in Your Tracks
Posted by Anthony Bacchus
Time-bending action thriller impresses at Gamescom
Remedy Entertainment wasn't kidding when they said a week ago that we'll get our first look at gameplay for Quantum Break at Gamescom — and wow, does it look impressive.
Creative Director Sam Lake presented the new footage during Microsoft's Gamescom presser, where we were treated to main character Jack Joyce (who looks an awful lot like Phil Spencer) and his unique special abilities. Due to some incident, Jack has limited control over time. The demonstration showed Jack using his ability to freeze enemies before knocking them out with a mean punch or firing a bullet to the brain. Jack can also flee or evade enemy fire with a dash ability that would make even The Flash feel jealous.
The ending of the footage proves the most effective as we see time completely stop around our hero during an intense car crash. Jack can walk about the destruction unharmed, taking in his surroundings as if he's part of The Matrix.
It's all shaping up to be one of Xbox One's major exclusives for 2015 and one of our most anticipated games. Remedy still hasn't locked in a release date and no mention was made to the live-action television series supposedly launching with the game.