Thursday, 3 March 2016
Quantum Break: Online connection required
In an interview with Game Informer, Remedy's Greg Louden stated that there will be a requirement to play online if you want to see the live action scene between episodes, which are pretty large, meaning the best solution was to store them on the cloud and stream them to your console. The installs would take up massive amounts of disc space if they were shipped on disc.
He told Game Informer, "We have 40 different variations of the show in total where basically your choices get to make it evolve and change, whether it’s from a junction choice, or we have these things called 'Quantum Ripples', which essentially unlocked sort of deleted scenes from the show," going on to say "Then combined with that, the show length can change based on your decisions because some episodes are longer as a result and some episodes are shorter. It basically evolves and that’s why we needed to stream it."
The full game is released April 5th.