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Quantum Break gets a villain-focused live-action trailer

With just a week to go before the release of Quantum Break, Microsoft has posted a new live-action trailer for the time-based action game coming to the Xbox One and Windows 10. The trailer focuses on Quantum Break's villains, who are portrayed by Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Lance Reddick (Fringe) in the game developed by Remedy.

One interesting feature about Quantum Break has also come to light. Engadget reports that the game has an option to turn off its licensed music. Remedy added this small option so that "Let's Play" videos on YouTube and Twitch can show the game without running into any pesky copyright infringement issues:

It's something that came after the studio got a lot of fan feedback that their Let's Play videos of the team's previous game, Alan Wake, resulted in the clips being pulled from YouTube. "Streaming and YouTube especially have become such an essential part of gaming culture these days," Remedy's Head of Media and Partners Thomas Puha told Engadget via email. "At a very late stage in the development of Quantum Break, we came up with the idea of giving the option to disable licensed music to make life a bit easier for everyone wanting to share their Quantum Break experience."

Quantum Break is due for release on April 5. As a reminder, people who pre-order the Xbox One version will get a code to download the Windows 10 port for free when it becomes available in the Windows Store.

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13 Comments
  • Am I the only one that looked at that picture and subliminally saw Massive Dynamic on those uniforms? I miss Fringe... good to see him in Quantum Break, though... another time and space twisty epic. :-) Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
  • I know hey. I really miss fringe. Its just that whole thing about Walter being the one who built the machine made no sense. Never ending cycle that at no point involves Walter building the machine. I still love the show though.
  • Special agent Broils. Fringe was epic. They played it too safe with the ending though
  • dont watch trailers if u dont wanna get spoiled by the game.  i cannot wait to get this game.
  • Daaamn... They do the exact oppisite to Ubisoft! Ubisoft shows you a trailer with "in game footage" that's a lot nicer than the real footage. Microsoft... I hope the real footage is nicer. The face and hair of those characters looks soo 2005.
  • The game seems like it could be interesting but I'm turned off by too much narrative, the fact that you need to download 75 gb of a series is crazy. I like to watch series and play games, that doesn't mean I want to do both at the same time.
    And to me, that a video game "is just like a movie" is not a positive thing.
  • You don't need to download 75GB.  You can  choose to stream it, and it will not be as high of bandwith consumption.
  • ^^^ a Game without a good story is pointless... Look at gears, halo etc. It's what made those games for me... Anyway, as always, each to their own...
  • It depends on what you look for in a game, I'm all about pure gameplay and mechanics, the actual experience, instead of passively sitting looking at the screen. Which I already do when looking at series and movies, or when reading a book even. I'm interested in what I get to play actively. I do understand those who need to be engrossed in a complex plot. I'm over that. And to be honest, I never played any of those games you mention, they never caught my interest. As you said, to each their own.
  • Anyone ever got that empty feeling when u just finished a game? One got so attached that it feels like a close relative died when the game finished...That's what a good story does, it inspires you, entertains you, makes it your own... But aye, 100% of the CoD fan boy master race won't agree with me.. And I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels this way... It doesn't necessarily mean that quantum break has a good story, I'm just putting emphasis on the fact that decent narrative is important for some...
  • It's important for me and I am looking forward to seeing what Remedy brings to the table. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • As a Let's Player myself, I approve. :)
  • It's amazing to me that Content ID flags music from games in let's plays. You think they would have improved the algorithm by now to realize that people are just playing a game and happen to have music on. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android