Microsoft Gives An Update On Its Two Most Interesting Exclusives
The Xbox One is set to launch in various regions across the globe tomorrow, with people already lining up to pick up their pre-orders at Best Buys, Gamestops and Target’s worldwide. We are not part of the launch madness unfortunately, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be excited for the future of the Xbox One.
Especially when Microsoft just randomly decides to talk about two of its biggest new IP’s out of the blue.
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Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive are both Xbox One exclusive that we actually haven’t seen since E3. In fact, we’ve never been shown gameplay for either, with only a few little details being released during the mid-year expo. Quantum Break, for those who don’t remember, is an interactive action adventure from the Alan Wake developers, Remedy, which ties into a TV series being produced by Microsoft as well.
As for Sunset Overdrive, the reveal trailer makes it out to be a cool blend between Mirror’s Edge and stylised zombie slaying. So no, not just Dying Light.
Microsoft Studios vice president Phil Spencer recently got the chance to play the most recent builds of both games, and was very exited to talk about them afterwards, saying that both are progressing in very good ways. This is what Spencer had to say about Quantum Break:
We did a pretty deep dive [on Quantum Break] last week while we were in Europe, and I’m feeling really good about the creative. It may be before the end of the year when we talk more about what the story and the gameplay is… We have a pretty good piece that I’m trying to coerce people into putting out before the end of the year … showing the full Remedy vision, with Sam [Lake] giving a pretty good description of how the game works with some new gameplay footage. Maybe VGX would be a good place for that.
So there, we’re probably going to get to see something substantial at the VGX Awards in December, which is already shaping up to be a huge event. As for Sunset Overdrive, Spencer didn’t really reveal when we’ll get to see it, but he did say it was shaping up pretty well too.
We’re playing a full section of the game and feeling really good about the open world gameplay that they’ve put together. I like the investment around new IP at the launch of a new console.
Both titles are set to release sometime next year, and I really wouldn’t expect them too early in 2014. That said; let’s just hope the Xbox One is here before they do drop.