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Remedy explain why Quantum Break is taking so long

With a release date lined up for 5 April next year and a leading man that was always meant to be Iceman (from X-Men, not Top Gun), history altering Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break is so close we can almost taste it. However, that date hasn't made those previous delays any easier to stomach (even if Remedy is aiming to put the 'time travel' back in 'time travel'). In the latest issue of Edge, creative director Sam 'Max Payne face' Lake explains the project needs every second of that extra time to perfect its potential unique experience.

“It’s many things,” he says. “Just thinking about Quantum Break, as an example, there’s a lot of new technology, [Xbox One is] a new platform, it’s a new universe, new story, there’s new core gameplay. [That means] a lot of prototyping, and a lot of discovery. On the whole show side, there are a lot of challenges to figure out. It does end up taking time and, yes, we want to keep the quality high, so we don’t want to make certain kinds of compromises, and are always making sure that this is iterated enough and polished enough and it’s as good as it deserves to be.”

The latest issue of Edge, with Quantum Break on the cover, is out now. Download it here or subscribeto future issues.