With no Sony or Nintendo present at Gamescom this year, Microsoft is looking to capitalize on the extra attention as we head into the busiest time of the year for gaming. After a trailer featuring the biggest exclusives of Xbox One's holiday season, Phil Spencer hit the stage and looked ahead to 2016. First up was Remedy's time-bending Quantum Break
You'll notice that the shooting and cover system is refined and the protagonist is now modeled after Hollywood actor, and star of the in-game live-action companion series, Shawn Ashmore. You'll also see a few other familiar faces like LOST
alums Lance Reddick and (the inspiration for my gamertag) Dominic Monaghan.
The rumors of a live-action component within the game have been confirmed recently, and today we got our first glimpse of that. The choices that you make in the game will affect the direction of the show, which makes sense. What would a time travel story be without a branching plot? For a condensed gameplay trailer check out the video below.
The full cast within the game's format-defying narrative has been announced by Xbox:
Shawn Ashmore (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) as Jack Joyce
Dominic Monaghan (“Lost”) as William Joyce
Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) as Paul Serene
Lance Reddick (“Fringe”) as Martin Hatch
Marshall Allman (“True Blood”) as Charlie Wincott
Patrick Heusinger (“Black Swan”) as Liam Burke
Mimi Michaels (“The Ugly Truth”) as Fiona Miller
Amelia Rose Blaire (“True Blood”) as Amy Ferraro
Brooke Nevin as Emily Burke
Courtney Hope as Beth Wilder
Jacqueline Pinol as Sofia Amaral
Jeannie Bolet as Kate Ogawa
Sean Durrie as Nick Marsters
Now watch as I freeze time and bring you still images of the game.
For those that obsess over box art, here's the official and final version of next year's sci-fi title.
Along with all of this came, arguably the most important part of all: a release date. Quantum Break
arrives exclusively on Xbox One on April 5th, 2016.