Quantum Break’s Director Talks About Possibility of Sequels; Quantum Break Will Be “Really Conclusive”

When developers launch a new IP, many ask themselves whether it’ll be a single game or a whole franchise. Quantum Break Creative Director Sam Lake shed a little more light on that during a lecture held in Paris at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, which DualShockers attended.

Lake explained that when the studio approaches a new concept, they always create a backstory and build a world with the idea of covering “much more” than one game. Especially with time travel story, it’s important to have the backstory and the history of time travel mapped out.

That said, Quantum Break deals with Jack’s hero journey and origin story in a “very conclusive” manner. It has a beginning and an end, so we can expect a self-contained game. Yet, there are many elements that the game only suggests, and many strands of the story that could be explored if there is more Quantum Break in the future.

Lake then clarified that nothing can be said for sure, because in this industry it’s impossible to know beforehand how things will shape up, and when it’s a good moment to continue with an IP, if ever.

The Video Game masterclass event in Paris was organized by Jeux Vidéo Magazine and Cité des Sciences.

[On-Location Reporting: Morgane Bouvais]

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  • Tga215

    In other news still can’t wait to play it

  • insertrandomnamehere

    Wow, nobody just ends a story in one game these days. Heck, we’re lucky if we get a conclusion in a trilogy now since it seems that most developers get stuck turning their successful games into yearly franchises and run into the ground.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      What part of “Quantum Break deals with Jack’s hero journey and origin story in a “very conclusive” manner. It has a beginning and an end, so we can expect a self-contained game” is unclear?

      • JP
        • efnet

          But try icxm dot net they literally have ever bit of news regarding the x1 …sorry Nelva if this post is against the rules …wasn’t sure if it was or not but just in case though

          • Ani X

            No shit? Do you really complain that DualShockers doesn’t post as many xbox news than a xbox/windows fanboy page… LOL At least no facts might burst your delusional bubble over there. This isn’t the way most people want to get informed though.

      • insertrandomnamehere

        I guess my comment wasn’t as clear as I thought it was, I mean it as more of a happy “wow” that they’re making it conclusive for the character. So I agree, the article was quite clear 🙂

  • Tailor00

    This is going to flop. Just wait and see.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      It seems like there are some that really *hope* that it will. I wonder why.

      • Tailor00

        I am by no means a butthurt over Xclusives kind of guy, but this game doesn’t scream BUY ME at me. It just seem dry and there’s no hype around it whatsoever.

      • doplerradar

        We live in a age where some people hope for failures more than success. Sometimes it is for pointless reasons such as it is on a different console the person doesn’t own.

        • Boerewors

          I hope this comment won’t get any upvotes…

          • CouldntComeUpWithAName

            If you ask me I wish it did because it shows who are ignorant and fanboyish…a good example the guy who said the game will flop.

      • skratchy

        There is just nothing at all appealing about this game, aside from the graphics. The fact that the game keeps changing mid-develooment, and now they’ve added some “celebs” and a TV show, makes it feel disjointed. I can’t help but feel we’re going to have another really short, mostly cinematic game on our hands. Another The Order, if you will. Even though I actually enjoyed the Order, for the most part.

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          “There is just nothing at all appealing about this game.”

          Sure mate , sure.

          • drjonesjnr

            Do you also get paid to damage control the comment section?
            Sure mate,sure.
            God I remember when this site used to be good now its nothing more Than a Microsoft marketing campaign.

          • Terminator
          • drjonesjnr

            Oh and I knew this would upset the hardcore xbox fans like you 😉

          • Terminator

            Naw more like seeing through your BS and besides this very article made you upset and go into full PS Drone Fanboy mode.

          • drjonesjnr

            Yea whatever Mr Microsoft don’t get so upset its just Imo.

          • Terminator

            Oh now is your opinion after you where stating it like a fact. Sorry but “imo” wont work this time.

          • drjonesjnr

            Where did I say it was fact? Again your reading to much into things. Nobody can say anything negative about Microsoft with you around.
            Please stop spamming my inbox.

          • Terminator

            Sorry that the truth hurst and you can’t handle people calling out your BS but deal with it.

          • drjonesjnr

            “hurts”
            Stop spamming my inbox

        • Somerandomperson

          That’s your opinion.
          That said, I am really not in too interested in these type of games. Would be interesting to see its performance though(that’s what I am interested in)

        • Shunan Soap Xu

          Obviously you’ve never played a Sam Lake game. Knowing this game is made by Remedy and Sam Lake, is enough reason to buy it.

      • Hmmmm….EUREKA!

      • drjonesjnr

        I also think “some websites” are getting paid a lot to hype this game up.
        I don’t think there has been a day on this site without a QB article.
        Great marketing by Microsoft though….

        • doplerradar

          They aren’t. It is quite typical for this site to talk a lot about a certain game. The did it with The Order 1886 and Driveclub. It really isn’t a bad thing. There is some cool stuff shown off in the articles.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            Exactly. Here not only we allow, but we encourage our writers to talk as much as they like and can about the games they’re passionate about.

            There isn’t a “maximum quota” over which news related to a game should be ignored.

            We supposedly write for people passionate about the same games, so it makes for interesting coverage, hopefully 😀

          • drjonesjnr

            No other site on the internet has 3 QB story’s a day.
            Its a paid promotion.
            I wouldn’t mind if the story’s was good.

        • Terminator

          Double LOL. Your double standards and hypocrisy is off the roof today.

          http://media.eastnashville.news/2015/11/butthurt.gif

          • drjonesjnr

            God your like a plague do you follow me round the internet or something.
            LMFAO I’m glad your a fan 😉

          • Terminator

            Naw that would be you following me on vg247 and me being here on an Xbox related article and finding you crying like a b*tch and seeing you making false accusations doesn’t even come close to me following you 🙂

          • drjonesjnr

            These sites need mods for trolls like you.
            Can you please stop spamming my inbox its embarrassing

          • Terminator

            Oh they do need mods to ban troll fanboys like you, especially trolls who come to make false accusations and start BS because they don’t like that the plastic box they don’t like is getting more attention.

          • drjonesjnr

            You can’t help yourself can you ?
            Stop spamming my inbox

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            The troll has been banned, carry on, on topic please.

          • Terminator

            THANK U!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!!!!! HAVE MY LONG DISTANT HUG!

    • KuchikiSentou

      It does seem like that type of game doesn’t it?
      I recall TimeShift.

      • Mr_JtowN

        Well if this game is anything like the game/show called Defiance, it just might.

      • Stranger On The Road

        TimeShift I wonder if it will ever get a sequel, I really liked the first one and the use of time powers, but I guess the release was poorly timed since it required us to use beta drives to play it. As someone who played sometime after release, I didn’t suffer the drivers issues 🙂

        It was a really really nice game, I wonder why people didn’t give it a chance after the drivers issues were addressed? Could it be because it actually required the players to think?!

    • Subject_17

      That’s what she said last night 🙂

    • Somerandomperson

      It will boom is N.America
      I imagine perform reasonably in Europe and lastly go poof in Japan and the Rest of Asia

    • YuriFan

      The game isn’t going to succeed with that attitude.

    • Jax Teller

      Why would you want it to fail? Making a statement like that seems like you’re hoping it’ll fail when it’s marketing campaign just started.

    • Stranger On The Road

      are you kidding, if there is a game that is going to make me to want to buy the XB1, then it is Quantum Break. With Scalebound just in the radar!

      • drjonesjnr

        Both are coming to pc so if you’re a console only gamer thats true. If you have a pc not so much

        • Chris

          You have any real info to prove this? if not kindly stop with the lies.

          • efnet

            Of course he dosent lol

          • Terminator

            He doesn’t, his a PS Drone Fanboy who lies, and uses sales numbers to hide himself when his been proven wrong and rekt.

          • drjonesjnr

            I thought it was well known.
            One has been confirmed and the other one all that developers past games have come to pc.
            So its a bit of a stretch to call that a lie

        • Good Hunter

          Both of them aren’t* coming to PC.

          • drjonesjnr

            They are 100% look at Alan wake thats on pc too 🙂

  • skratchy

    The main character’s name is Jack? Wow.

    Feels like so much “news” is coming out about this game lately. But nothing actually substantial. I still have yet to see much gameplay, and the bizarre development of this game leaves me with little hope. I’m definitely waiting for some reviews.

    • YuriFan

      We will most likely see new gameplay at the Super ball or Microsoft conference.

      • Super Bowl, but what Microsoft conference are you talking about?

        • YuriFan

          I thought they were having a conference later this month?

          • I can’t find it anywhere on the internet. A Microsoft conference soon would be awesome for obvious reasons!

        • Boerewors

          Mate, you could get sued for saying the name of that sporting event which involves an egg shaped ball. Super Ball it is!

          • Really? Well I have Super Bawls in my pants then 😉

          • Boerewors

            Has anyone been juggling those bawls lately after the unfortunate break up??

          • Unfortunately not…. : ( sadface

          • Below the belt man BELOW THE BELT ! xD

          • Boerewors

            That’s where they’re usually situated…

            Maybe you should try “carnaval”, you hear the wildest stories about bawl juggling happening during those days!

          • BAHAHAHA YOU ARE KILLIN ME!!!!!!!!

          • You won the internet Bro! *tears of laughter!

        • Jax Teller

          They’re having a Windows 10/Xbox event where they’re demonstrating all their Spring games to gaming journalists. So gameplay will spawn out of that.
          http://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-hold-windows-10-and-xbox-gaming-press-event-feb-25

          • Oh snap that’s pretty cool. Why did I never hear about this lol..

    • drjonesjnr

      This website is obviously paid to market the game.
      There has not been a day on this website without a QB article.
      Even when there is nothing to talk about. Its so plain to see

  • heima

    Can’t wait to play this game. It’s hard to be fan of a software house that takes YEARS to develop a game, but something tells me that it’s worth waiting.

  • Can’t wait.

    Playing some American Nightmare later since it’s early on BacCom.

  • R.K

    A game that won’t sequel bait?! WOWW shocked here good on Remedy

  • Ani X

    Not at all, you were just talking BS like almost always, Mr. Online Billionare.

    • efnet

      A billionaire? Really though ?
      Look bruh sprinkle your salt on someone else lol

      • Ani X

        There is absolutely nothing you have ever said or how you presented yourself in this forum that could make me salty. Annoyed or amused or bored, yes, but salty, that’s a laughable idea.

  • Terminator

    This game is going to be the BOMB!!!

  • Ani X
    • efnet

      Lol awww stealing pics bro? Stoppp it
      You can barley afford to but games let alone buy a car with 200 + on the dash LOL…..

  • Ani X

    Why do you think it would be easier to steal a picture than just shoot one myself? Maybe I burst another of your bubbles, but you are not the only one who can listen music in his car.

    • efnet

      Of course not man …..do ya thing bruh