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Can Quantum Break redefine transmedia gaming on Xbox One?

Dealspwn takes a closer look at Quantum Break's new details to point out some exciting opportunities and potential pitfalls of the Xbox One Exclusive.

Dealspwn writes: "It's the difference between the ending of Mass Effect 1 or Fallout: New Vegas and the original ending of Mass Effect 3, after all - just how much real choice and consequence will we actually experience? We suspect that Quantum Break will probably offer more in the way of the illusion of choice (see also: Telltale's recent games), unless Remedy records several different versions of each live action episodes to take our actions into account. Here's hoping that Quantum Break provides a truly symbiotic narrative, as opposed to reminding us of the FMV games we played back in the nineties!"

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Spurg1405d ago

Considering that this game is getting at lot of press in the last few month gives an idea it might scheduled for release this year.

Blues Cowboy1405d ago

Here's hoping - Remedy will have their work cut out both in terms of developing the game itself as well as recording the series, but it would be great to see another major X1 exclusive arrive in 2014.

WeAreLegion1405d ago

Redefine? How about we define it first?

Quantum Break is going to be awesome. Remedy hasn't let me down yet.

Blues Cowboy1405d ago (Edited 1405d ago )

AFAIK 'transmedia' curently means an IP that exists on multiple but fairly disconnected media - such as Pokemon, AssCreed etc. Games supported by TV shows/anime, books, films etc, but with little or no interaction between them beyond the basic setting.

Defiance tried and failed to switch things up by releasing a game that tied into a simultaneously-broadcast TV show (however, they've promised much more in season 2, so it's not entirely cut and dried yet) - but Quantum Break wants to push things even further.

WeAreLegion1405d ago

Thank you for that, but that's what I was talking about. Defiance failed. I don't think we can define this simultaneous video game/television show thing until a good one exists.

Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, etc. is not included. The games and shows are only loosely based on each other and did not launch simultaneously.

truefan11405d ago

Man this is gonna be a gamechanger, BOOK IT.

curtis921405d ago

The whole mixing TV and games just sounds DUMB to me. I really feel like if this game wasn't an exclusive there wouldn't be nearly as many people onboard with this idea. I mean why is the TV stuff necessary? Make a great game and it'll speak for itself. Last of Us sure didn't need a TV show tie-in to make the game work. Nor would it have helped. I just don't get it.

I also haven't played it so I'm not saying it IS dumb...just that I'm not sold at all regarding the TV angle.

nategrigs1405d ago

I agree with most of what you say, but I believe people are hyped for this game because Remedy has a good track record.

It's also worth noting that the TV stuff is skipable, which is good for those of us that are skeptical

OrangePowerz1405d ago

The game itself could be good, not sure how I feel about the TV show part.

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