When the high-budget time-bending third person shooter dropped earlier this year, it brought with it some interesting new concepts that were meant to break the mold on the third-person action genre. With in-game live-action episodes that changed according to in-game decisions.
Despite the grand show of confidence with the stellar star cast and a deliberate cliffhanger ending that left out enough space for a possible sequel. Microsoft still had it’s skepticism regarding how their audience would perceive the new approach.
Though the game did come off as above average after multiple reviews, it sold really well. It was the lack of multiplayer that put the games sales at risk but it just goes to show that single player fans are still out and about.
Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg said when discussing what Remedy might make next with Windows Central:
Quantum Break sold really well; it exceeded what we expected it to do, We were really pleased with how Quantum Break did. But just like every movie, not every game needs a sequel, sometimes it’s okay.
Now this may come off as a hint that the producers may not want a sequel, despite the great sales and obvious cliffhanger ending. Whether or not Remedy Entertainment pulls in for a sequel remains to be seen.
Just recently, Remedy Entertainment’s Thomas Puha revealed that the studio was working on a secretive new project. Thomas wouldn’t say if it was a brand-new project or a sequel of one of Remedy’s existing franchises, like Alan Wake or Quantum Break.
Speaking in general about Remedy’s future, Aaron Greenberg said, “They’re very creative storytellers who build very rich, great games.” Remedy was apparently a “great partner for Microsoft on Alan Wake and Quantum Break” he said, so naturally, “We’re excited to see what they do next.”