Remedy will explain in a GDC 2016 session how they solved performance issues in Quantum Break. Thomas Puha also clarified why the AI seemed weak so far in the gameplay videos.
Game looks amazing. Cant wait to play. Wish remedy would make Alan Wake 2 though :(
I think they said something like it could happen. But they are so slow that it won't be until the next Xbox, at the very least!
http://n4g.com/news/1854092... I am 99% sure that this is Alan Wake 2.
Oh nice, I didn't see that article. Hopefully it is...I hope we get Alan Wake and American Nightmare on BC. Come in MS, make it happen.
@codelyoko I think they will once QB is done.It seems they are already getting ready to start work on a new project. They recently posted new job openings for a number of positions including the following a few days ago. Technical artist Senior Producer Outsourcing Manager Senior / Lead AI Programmer Generalist Programmer Senior Tools Programmer http://remedygames.com/reme... @Alexious Agreed. One of the major hurdles developers face at the beginning of their projects is getting the new engine to run perfectly on the new hardware. You are right. any other game from them should take less time.
Hopefully, with the Northlight engine all optimized now they could be quicker with the development. Not that I particularly mind them taking some time with it as I still need to play the game, have it sitting there in my library.
Yes it does. Dispite all the hate Xbox gets on this site, this is a game that I would buy one for. Next Black Friday may make me get one. Got my new TV last year so it might be on this year. How I will have time to play games on 2 systems? I have no clue as I barely have time with my PS4 with NO GAMES....hahaha /s /s joking for the sensitive types. I just want to play and have this game in my collection. Big Remedy fan...
"Despite all the hate Xbox gets on this site" Yeah because it was all unwarranted and all the criticism is just relegated to this site and not almost 90% of the sites out there. Honestly a good majority of ppl criticizing xbone are xbox 360 owners. This game looks promising and i have been following it closely, hopefully it turns out great so i can buy it later on down the line when i get an xbone.
@codelyoko Quantum Break is a day one buy for me can't wait. Hopefully alan wake will be the next game remedy makes.
interesting, let's hope they actually deliver and we dont get weird issues :)
Hope it's worth the wait!
It's been a very long wait, but Remedy Games has a reputation of eventually delivering, so fingers crossed.
You dont need them crossed. I get people being gunshy these days but remedy does not ship broken games. They would just delay it again
"How various rendering performance and efficiency issues were solved with DirectX." I wonder if they are referencing DX12?
They are probably utilising some DX12 features but from what I understand this is not a from the ground up DX12 title. The only game I know of right now that is being developed from the ground up with DX12 in mind for X1 is Gears 4.
yeah, I didnt think it was a full DX12 title because of the development cycle started before DX12 was even announced, I was thinking what you posted, but I guess I have to wait until GDC to hear what they have to say.
Devs can patch dx12 in later and still get a boost out of it.
Yes,Microsoft and Remedy both would have been more vocal about supporting DirectX 12.
They really shouldn't have announced this game when they did.. The hype for this game went downhill after so many years in development the same goes for No man's Sky... I predict this game will have the same fate as Ryse it will be forgotten after 1-2 month...
You think very few are excited for an xbox exclusive? This game looks fantastic. The delays have been worth it.
Speak for yourself
I Predict that your prediction is way off. Lots of people are excited for this game.
It usually takes a lot for me to buy a game like QB at launch full price but ever since E3 2013 I've been 100% down for this game. Already have it preordered. There is literally no comparison to Ryse other than both having phenomenal graphics.
Rise has a mediocre story so yeah, it won't really be hard for Quantum Break to be a lot better.
Don't know if you're been following this game, it's been getting more and more hype on every article and I've seen nothing but praise. All these predictions go down the drain closer to release. People will be just as happy when it comes out as they were when it was first announced. The plateau of hype is common with all games that are announced early, but doesn't have much impact upon release, unless the game went through a significant downgrade or in questionable direction.
uncharted 4 was announced before quantum break... What are your thoughts on uncharted?
No it wasn't...QB was announced at the XBO reveal around April 2013, UC4 was announced at the PS4 launch in Nov.
To be honest it appears most fans of Remedy are at fever pitch levels of anticipation, after the excellent Max Payne 1/2 and Alan Wake how could they not be. I have more respect for them as a developer for taking their time and releasing quality products when they are finished. Some will complain that Alan Wake had to be modified as their vision exceeded the technology, but I believe that misses the point as this happens often. It was still an impressive feat. Alan Wake really blew me away on 360 in 2010 and thankfully got a superb pc conversion that is still very impressive, atmospheric and hugely entertaining to this day. I only wish they had included the additional content from the 360 version, American Nightmare was also entertaining.
lol, this game is my tipping point for breaking down and buying an Xbox One. Alan Wake was easily my favorite game on the Xbox 360.
Played it on PC... what a game ! They really know how to tell a story.
I think it's past time Microsoft took their relationship to the next level. It's time the do what they should have with Bioware and put a ring on it.
Lol. Nice one.
Yeah, they have been shacking up for years, time to make an honest dev out of Remedy.
I think MS should buy the Limbo devs as well.
Agreed! MS needs to acquire Remedy. MS would be stupid not to do so. These Developers give many others a run for their money.
Wouldn't think it's necessary to spend the money on buying them. They clearly have a great working relationship and remedy have been making console exclusive games for xbox a few times now. No reason to think that would change. Sony have a similar relationship with quantic dream. No reason remedy and Ms couldn't have the same relationship without using resources to purchase the studio. It would be a great buy if they did though, no doubt about that.
Remedy had a bunch of game journalists visit them early this week to play the game. However, there aren't any previews out yet. What's taking so long?
They are most likely under an embargo. I suppose their previews might be out this week.
Fair play to them, previous trailers have been iffy at points which shows that they're actually showing the game and not some pre-made rubbish. I'm not sure if it's going to be good or not, I tend to like their stuff so I'll give it a go.
Looking forwards to this one, more off the back of Alan Wake. Still not sure about the TV thing. Will be better than Defiance at least!
Really getting into the hype of this game. Looks great and time travel is a criminally underexplored game mechanic.
I hope they don't make the time travel component too confusing. Some stories that use the premise try to get too involved with the whole issue of relativity, and go off the deep end leaving the reader/player saying, "huh". Very few can make the jumping around coherent enough to keep track of, and most just leave lots of loopholes due to the whole paradox issues which are inherent in the whole thing.
a la FFXIII-2 and Terminator Genysis
Quantum Break is looking to be the very best looking game on console ever known to man. These devs really know how to properly develop a game with the true power of the X.
I doubt it will better looking than Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, especially since PlayStation 4 is objectively more powerful and Naughty Dog isn't any less talented to say the least.
Uncharted 4 looks good, but I've seen better from Quantum Break and even Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One.
Sorry QB does look better.
Uncharted 4 does look great BUT honestly its more of the same we have already seen in previous titles with upgraded graphics. And despite the fact that the XB1 is a tad bit weaker Quantum Break looks just about IF not better than Uncharted 4.
LOL!! QB looks way better than Uncharted 4. I love Uncharted, but come on man.
"Uncharted 4 looks good, but I've seen better from Quantum Break" Not sure that UC & QB should even be compared but I'll bite...have you played either game to make an actual comparison? Maybe you feel like the previews of one looks better than the other but let's wait until the games actually release. For my tastes QB looks great & it is definitely on par w/ UC in a lot of aspects, but UCs art style & environmental design is just infinitely more interesting from what we've seen for my tastes. I've also not seen much impressive work from QBs mocap whereas UCs latest PSX clip was a masterwork in conveying a performance. Also be interested to see whether or not all of QBs cutscenes will be realtime like UCs
Yep, not sure QB cutscens are realtime. Remedy Games is great, but Naughty Dog is possibly the best developer when it comes to that. It's just a shame they don't work on PC, just imagine what they could do...
@fes They didn't look to be real time to me either, but I haven't seen enough of the revamped character models in action close up to tell for sure. The lighting & post processing did look enhanced in the cutscenes from what I could tell though. I couldn't even imagine what ND (or Remedy for that matter) could accomplish on top tier PC specs...they do such a great job at pushing the boundaries of console tech & delivering top tier stable gameplay to boot that I'm amazed at what they can accomplish w/ a fraction of the PCs power. I would love to see a day where Sony decided to even test out a single ND title on the PC...who knows, one day I could see it happening.
Why would anyone want real time cut scenes in a game pushing for atmosphere and storyline? Sure in the days of PS1 they were pretty much a requirement as the hardware couldn't do much with polygon modelling. As long as their isn't a stifling night and day difference, does anyone really care?
@the present "Why would anyone want real time cut scenes in a game pushing for atmosphere and storyline?" Why would anyone not? I'm not sure I see the direct correlation, other than that atmosphere is shattered & immersion is broken when there are abrupt shifts in graphical fidelity. Granted this might not be an instance of a huge gap, but I'd say the live action portion could end up a bit jarring. Beyond all of that, realtime cutscenes don't change the atmosphere whatsoever, they just eliminate the jump between gameplay & cutscene, and it creates for a seamless immersive experience. It's also all according to where we are going w/ this entire "QB looks better than UC" argument (which I still stand by is pointless), because if you take technical merit into account, real time cutscenes are absolutely worthy of mention, just like QBs particle effects & time manipulation mechanics. At the end of the day they are different games going for different things. They both look phenomenal to me, but if we are solely breaking down the actual art & aesthetic of either game, Uncharted takes the entire cake & runs off w/ it. All we've seen from QB is yet another urban sprawl not really that different from something like Infamous or Watch Dogs...from Uncharted we see gorgeous painterly skies, lush jungles & bustling ancient cities, busy docks & ornate opulent parties w/ upper crust type folks. Going solely off of what we've seen from either game, no one can really argue that QB offers more of an aesthetic quality & variety than UC. Graphics are only as good as the art being rendered in my eyes & Naughty Dog are masters at that craft & Uncharted is their show pony for their talented creators to flex their muscles. It shows.
lol had to chuckle on that one. Sony always holds the mantle for best looking games on console that precedent was started years ago on Ps3 from the likes of Uncharted, Killzone, Tlou, GOW3 etc.... it has never even been one game on Ps3 vying for that title but many. Ps4 is no different Uncharted 4 will more than likely take that crown from Driveclub/Killzone/The Order and if Uncharted doesnt do it, Horizon from Guerilla Games will do it or Dreams. Microsft makes some good looking games but they just dont compete on that level. Quantum Break doesnt even look better than The Order... So nah bro...
I know how to solve the performance problem, I buy it on PC LOL
Tell that to the millions of players who suffered Battlefield 3 and 4 for the first TWO years of optimisation and dare I mention Batman. The platform itself doesn't magically resolve issues, developers still need to actually be assed to sort it out. Case in point, the second, recent and legitimate release of Resident Evil 4 on PC, the first was so bad that fans extracted the Gamecube content and HD'd it themselves uploading it as huge exe files to patch the game.
So you telling me a top dog developer like Remedy will trying ruined their reputation by putting a bad port to PC? Don't think it likely happen it might, but unlikely though. Game like Batman Arkham Knight I heard are been port from a different team from batman arkham city, so it explain why it a bad port.
Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of chances for a PC version to happen since Microsoft owns this IP (unlike Alan Wake). Still, it might happen in a year of two perhaps.
Microsoft owning the IP making it even more likely of it coming to PC, consider how these couple their game on the xbox keep coming to the PC.
Hoping for a pc version
Why hope for a PC version? Its not like XB1s are extinct or aren't affordable these days. I wouldn't want to wait 6moths or a year to play this game. I am a PC gamer and ill be playing this game day one.
Because I have PC. Because I don't care about day 1. Because I do care about 60FPS and higher graphical settings. Because if the game's good, I want the developer's work to be appreciated by more people. Because I feel more people being able to play a game is far more important than console wars. Because I don't enjoy a game more knowing others can't play it.
Well you can play it, its your choice why you cant. No body is stopping you from playing anything or buying anything. I have a gaming rig to, I enjoy playing games when they release not waiting months afterwards. PC is better then consoles I agree and I game 90% of the time. However QB isn't the only great game made available to you if you decided to spread your wings more. QB will most likely come to PC just like Alan Wake did, however I wont be expecting much more from it, it will be better but if there's nothing wrong with the console version then its a waste of time waiting for it in my opinion.
This could possible be the game that gets me to buy my first ever XBox. This is so far up my street I cant even explain. Alan wake was the other game that made me want an Xbox but sadly I was only 19 with not much money when that came out and I already had a ps3
Game always looked solid and it's always interesting to learn how developers manage to overcome difficulties. This is year is going to be a very good one for Xbox One
I don't know about other Xbox One titles, but this one is going to be the best one this year.
Remedy know what there doing, looking forward to this game. Glad they delayed it, the longer the wait the better it will be.
After I finish Rise of The Tomb Raider and its DLC, my X1 will be non functioning except for use of You Tube, Netflix, HBO Go, which I still use daily and I have to admit, the best versions of all three on Xbox One, very easy to use and there nice as well. Every non console owner that I show each app to, has nothing but "WoWs" afterwards. I have always followed videos on Qunatom Break through the years. Hopefully it is on my list to get this year. I want.....cross that out.......I need an Xbox One exclusive in 2016. Rise of The Tomb Raider was the only game I bought for X1 in 2015. I just don't do Gears of War or Halo or Forza anymore. I am also looking into Scalebound, Crackdown 3, Inside (which looks like a Limbo type platformer). But none are getting my attention like Quantom Break is. I like my Xbox One, I just need more titles for it.
Scalebound got delayed to 2017, Crackdown is looking likely to only be in mp beta during 2016 & I haven't really seen much in the way of platforming for Inside yet (although maybe I've missed some footage)...Inside's footage is kinda underwhelming to me personally, when Limbo was released it was fresh & unique, but now that we have so many amazing looking artstyles in the indie space, the drab monotone of Inside just doesn't hit the same mark for me, and all I've really seen is a character walking in a line between similar looking npcs...It almost looks like a Line Sim (maybe PlayDead are wanting to create the next Walking Sim craze?) Sure the game will still be great but I don't foresee a Limbo-like groundbreaker for that one. QB is the title I'd most look forward to personally if I had an XBO. I'm actually interested in Gears too because I think they might break out of the bro-shooter mold & try to craft something closer to a game that straddles the line between action & survival horror, which could be really cool. On the other hand, I am a little leery that they may focus more on the mp like what seemed to happen w/ Halo 5 though. Pretty sure this year will be the year I pick up an XBO if Cuphead, QB & Gears end up getting high marks & praise, but if any of those titles are underwhelming I can probably hold off a while longer.