Remedy’s Quantum Break delayed to 2016

Quantum Break, the Xbox One exclusive in development by Alan Wake and Max Payne creator Remedy Entertainment, is now coming out in 2016, Microsoft officials said today.

The game was expected to launch some time this year.

“We’ve got the strongest games lineup in Xbox history right now, with 2015 blockbuster exclusives like Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Fable Legends, and Forza Motorsport 6, and more we’ll announce in the coming months,” said Shannon Loftis, head of publishing, in a prepared statement. “With so many games launching this year, moving Quantum Break to 2016 extends our incredible portfolio into next year with a monster new IP.”

Remedy creative director Sam Lake said the team is using the extra time to improve the game.

“We’re really proud to be part of the incredible Xbox One line-up,” Lake said in a prepared statement. “We thank our fans for their patience, and want them to know that the team is taking advantage of this opportunity to polish and fine tune the game to create the kind of standout entertainment experience they’ve come to expect from us.”