Ms. Aileen Vary, PR/Marketing Specialist at Tecmo, takes some time to answer and give some insight to a number questions from columist DaSolidProof about the well known, upcoming PS3 exclusive, Quantum Theory.
Agreed AAAE exclusives only possible on PS3.
But we haven't seen much, only some pictures and a CGI trailer. It looks decent. They made a lot of progress for only a year.
You speak the truth
Fo sho though i gotta admit being a mostly ps3 guy, i loved gears 1 and 2. I like the ideas behind Quantum theory with the melee and co op elements. I hope they nail this title with good action gameplay.
"6. D.S.P.: Some consumers are calling Quantum a Gears of War clone. How does the development team plan to separate Quantum from the Gears of War series to make it its own game."
awesome interview :)
Great Interview, The only question they missed is if there's gonna be a co op mode. Anyone know if theres co op to be implemented in this game?
That's a great question and one that should have been asked even though she may have asked the question circumvent her and towards the developers on that one. My one issue with this game is I'm hoping it wasn't conceived in haste. So it's pretty much confirmed that actual production started shortly b4 the announcement last year and I'm worried that there wasn't enough time to conceptualize a great story component to flow with the general gameplay. This game, though admittedly - by the developers - inspired by Gears, has to have something to really propel it into it's own forum without it coming off as a wannabe. It has obvious Final Fantasy over tonnes to it's art direction so I'm hoping it'll have the same in regards to it's story. Just don't know if 2yrs is enough to make this game stand on it's own merits properly but hey, it's over a year to go in development so I'm guessing we'll be seeing a bigger better picture of the game as time goes on and according to the Q&A, starting with TGS later this year :D
can't wait to hear more about this game. btw it changed back to Quantum Theory
Quantum Theory sounds epic. "Quantum" just sounds weird without the "Theory". It's like Jada Picket without Will--"Something is wrong here."
@Skyreno- Really? You thought the interview was awesome? I didn't see anything crazy that I didn't know before besides the name being changed back to "Quantum Theory" Anyways, Im happy PS3's getting more exclusives, whether Quantum Theory will be AAA is STILL in question since we've barely seen any gameplay(mezzo). However, from what Ive seen, Lost Planet 2 looks like a far more intriguing TPS. Am I the only one who saw that huge lizard boss?? WOW...
Lost Planet 2 looks far more intriguing. Am I the only one who saw that huge lizard boss?? MAN THAT WAS CRAZY!! deadreckoning666 this posting (gamerzone) is about quantum theory. i didnt read one sentence about lost planet 2 in the article.
Better than Gears, confirmed. Only on PS3!
oh it's the gears ripoff
Oh looks it's the new bot on the block. Gears took the cover system from Kill.Switch so you fail.
The basic mechanics in Gears of War pretty much "ripped off" PS2 classic Kill Switch. That's my two to your one. What other fanboy Bullsh*t can you muster up now, Zack?
how can you have a pic of zack and hate the playstation
Im comparing them because there both THIRD-PERSON SHOOTERS that are coming out on the PS3 around the same time. Uve never seen anyone make a comparison before? It's done quite often on this site with various consoles and games. U should try it one day :D @KnaveX- Im glad ur one of the few PS3 owners on this site that gives an HONEST opinion on an upcoming exclusive instead of blindly praising it just for the fact that its a "PS3 exclusive". I mean c'mon, Mezzo's statement was stupid and fanboyish.."AAA exclusives are ONLY possible on the PS3" Ummm...r u forgetting about Splinter Cell: Conviction or Mass Effect??
Gears has been VERY influential this generation.
I can't disagree with that because it obviously has seeing how many developers try to go the same bulked up hero route.
Every game copies the other,lets just get over it.
Ya... but games like Dante's Inferno take it too far. Quantum is a Gears rip, but at least the devs have put in an effort to put new elements where close combat can be DMC style.... Just cause you have a heavy male and a cover system (which ironically even Gears ripped) doesn't make it a rip-off... But to give the devs credit, at least they are saying that they have had their inspiration from Gears. Dante's Inferno is rippin off on a whole new level... The game basically took GOW3... Dumped down the graphics, changed a few enemies here and there (although copying the art style) and voila.... You get DI.. Heck, you even get orbs when you kill and there are 2 bars at the top left along with a counter which counts the Hits so far like GOW games (and that too it has the same FONT!!!!)..... I don't know the copyright clause or something, but I feel EA should be sued by Santa Monica studios.
this game looks ok, but i dont like every single enemy being "organic" shooting at the makes crap come out instead of blood, which is what turns me off about dantes inferno as well. I understand theyre 'plant-ish' but it looks pretty weak, also the flying beasts and such look out of place, there are other ways to incorporate fantasy into a title that arent adding these final fantasy like monsters there, i feel like I should Nero their ass instead of shooting them, but thats the only things i find bad, shooting looks solid, although I dont like the main gun, too spiky i believe. i do like their rifle though. I hope this game doesnt fail.
To me the game looks like a rental. Any multi not like Gears of Wars would be nice or if they support the game with DLc as big as fallout 3...
I'm not following this game at all. I'll just wait for some videos near launch and reviews and a possible demo and judge from there.
gears 2 OWNS this garbage game in all terms ps3boys. is rip-off of gears admit this ps3boys.
miis OWNS avatars in all terms 360boys. avatars is a rip-off of miis admit this 360boys.
so than why are you 2 bots doing here if you obviously don't like PS3 games ? you 2 are lame
This game looks so crap it looks exactly like Gears 2 which also looks crap with thousands of jaggies all over the place. The graphics looks like the best looking 360 game which is gears2. This game has to look as good as Uncharted 2 to qualify as quality PS3 game.
At E3, Tecmo said the game was running at 40% so it'll look way better than Gears 2 when it actually comes out. Right now, it looks like crap and the game might inevitably be crap if its only been in development for a little over a year. Still, we won't know anythg until the game actually comes out so anyone leaving comments like Quantum Theory> Gears 1 and 2 this early could go suck it. I mean c'mon, the fact that we're even comparing it to Gears just shows how successful the Gears franchise is, regardless of my personal problems with Gears 2.
It has been in development for only one year??? Even a sequel takes longer to develop in order to be impressive,let alone a new IP that is trying to be as great as Gears of War. Now I have more doubt about this title.
Seeing as they has stuff to actually show rather than just announcing the game at last ears TGS I would imagine that something was lost between this being a PR woman answering the questions and what has actually come from the dev team. 1 year couls easily just mean anything under two years really, imo. The new thing for me was the definite "yes" ro MP modes(as well as the flip flop over the name!)and the fact they're now using Art Nouveau to describe the artstyle-which was always my opinion and the biggest difference from Gears to me. At above-those comparing this to LP2; I don't see much of a comparison really as I think the main focus of LP2 will be the co-op(hope I'm wrong and the SP wil be just as strong but after Capcom ruining RE5 just to shoehorn co-op in I have my worries)while QT should be a more pure SP experience but both games have loads to prove, imo. LP2 HAS to make better use of the premise than the lacklustre first game and QT must have a great story n there if it's really going to work as if it dooesn't it'll be hard to get away from those comparisons to Gears and to form it's own niche. Still hopeful on both counts at this point but neither game has blown me away in any respect-LP2 looks great but patchy and GT is just too much of a mystery even now to say much with confidence though it's good to see Tecmo at least trying something new for them.
"9. D.S.P.: Will Quantum have trophies? A.V.: Yes" This guy does not know that it is compulsary for all ps3 games to have Trophy support.
I love my trophies.Rising up through the levels, earning those sweet bronze, silver, Gold & Platinums.So much better than a gamerscore
any third person shooter this gen will be compared to gears look at uncharted. still atleast gears could be a reference for these guys hopefully this is a great title
Quantum Theory> Gear of Buggy 1 and 2!!!!!
I NOT LIKE GEARS 2 I PREFER THIS GAME CUZ OF STORY OF JAPAN
this game looks cool, cant wait to play it.
Interview questions were good, but she didn't give good answers lol, I guess it takes two to make a good interview
the game looks like it's built to have a co-op campaign with Syd and Filena I hope they have online co-op as well as vs mode
From what they have stated in previous interviews...there will be NO co-op in the main story. They said that the female comes along later in the development of the storyline, so it would be hard to just place her in there. But, when online there might be some sort of co-op options for later. I can't remember the source of the info (as I have followed the game on many sites.) But, it was a "hand-on" with a PR or DEV when the question was answered. I HOPE that they change that, but I will be keeping my eyes on this one for sure!
Because fanboys are the ones running and killing the site! HHG comes up with a creditable note, no one said anything about flamebait title, oh it's HHG, non creditable HHG source etc. Seriously people, don't waste your time coming to N4G, just fanboys who runs the site all the time and approve trash articles. This article was only approved so they could argue with their fellow geeked fanboy Xbox 360 users. "The Gamer Zone is for members who want a more friendly and civilized discussion. This section is heavily moderated by the N4G staff, so leave your fanboyism at the door please. Members who are unable to behave in a mature and respectful manner will be temporarily or permanently restricted f.." what a bunch of bullsh.. "5 PSN Games Every PS3 Owner Should Download" you farking call that news!?? "Will Metroid: Other M be released next August?" Sorry but I had enough with idiots. Going to N4G is like hanging out with drunken @ssholes. And if you keep hanging out with @ssholes, you're eventually an @sshole who hangs out with @ssholes! So people who call themselves non fanboy here, are just fanboys lying to themselves. (P.S I'm only here to warn you)
EDIT: What made you say this? Posts like this are usually what causes people to flame. I mean so far I dont really see fanboys arguing over anything... Anyways the game is looking very promising. Add another AAA title to the PS3 library.
More like uncharted graphix. less like gears amatuerish rush jobs. Greater Attention to detail & dare I say: artistic style. Bravo Tecmo! True Veteran Developers! Why are the mii360's here?! ? Shouldn't you be studied/marketed somewhere?
this game to me is looking good I hope there's co op.
Fantastic interview for what will surely be a spectacular game. I for one will be using my gears of war 2 disc as a drink coster while i sip my rum & coke and enjoy this PS3 exclusive.
Speaking of third person shooters.. Uncharted 2: Among thieves seems to shatter all 360 exclusives in terms of graphics & content.Why is that bots?
because SC has already max out their beloved console. Shame that SC doesn't look that impressive.
but I do ask for DOA5...
DOA5 would be on my "grown up Christmas list" for sure!!! Love that series!!! Miss it!!! (as a playstation owner)
Why would they ask if making the game on the PS3 was hard? Don't use that as an excuse. It's different that's just all. Ask Naughty Dog or Insomniac whether it's hard.
I agree wit you there Canadianguy uncharted 2 is looking awesome.
FCK 360 Exclusives !!!
I mean you guys picked the one lady who really knew nothing about the game and did an interview.. i mean the only good info she provided was the name change, besides that she really did not know anything and gave no new in site into the game.. epic fail
I thought is pretty good myself, but hey to each his own. One of my friends is a game journalist and she told me it's a b!tch trying to get in contact with developers and producers. The main reason for that is that they have to go through PR and the PR people sits down with the producers or developers with the questionnaires from these game sites. In short, in sounds like it's a pain in the a$$.
Uncharted 2 will be the very definition of what this generation of gaming is all about featuring amazing graphics, great gameplay, a compelling story and characters, Uncharted 2 will push console gaming even further than it's predecessor and the highly acclaimed Killzone 2. All only on PS3.
It was an okay interview. I was expecting a little more facts and some of the questions asked had obvious answers (such as the "will Quantum Theory have trophies?" question). Lookin forward to this game.
haha NO 360 game has yet surpassed even UNCHARTED 1's graphics.. a 2 and a half yr old game... LAWLZ @ crying betabots and thier empty 2009 library of games. HAHA idoits!
uncharted 2 will rape every 360 exclusive/bots and of course its only on the superior playstation 3 console. stupid bots go play halo:std and jack off to ur mii ripoffs while we enjoy the AAA titles only on the ps3. queers of bore dont got sh1t on this, quatum will obliterate all marcus fenix and his muscular queer friends whose balls are the size of a rice grain.
Weve not een much of this game yet and tbh that interview gave us no good info, if anything the general message was "go ask the devs"... It does look good, but its main problem is that it looks so much like gears, and gears 2 is a brilliant game. I just think that if this game ends up scoring worse, everyone will call it a flop and it will sell badly... Hopefully it'll do well though as id like to play a gears type game without the online issues...
Yay! More buff men to turn our youth into homosexuals.
If THAT's all it takes, then a large portion of the adult male population is well on it's way to conversion....NFL anybody!?!?!?
someone report it as fake or lame i can't report from my PS3 . the Q&A was lame and another site already had a Q&A and judging by how this Q&A was it was all question that we already knew answers too and some dumb questions and some question answered so bland like he was bored and wanted the Q&A to be over with the last Q&A was more informative the person from Tecmo had more personality in the interview someone report it so it can be taken off this was a fake Q&A he didn't talk to anyone from Tecmo and why would Tecmo announce a name change to HHG i can think of 5 sites which are more popular that they could have had a Q&A with the only thing from this fake Q&A that could be rea is the names meaning to the game .
I want to see more interviews like this from the HHGS, thumbs up for the editor who had the interview.
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