Quantum Break's live action cutscenes will require an internet connection | PCGamesN

Quantum Break's live action cutscenes will require an internet connection

Quantum Break

Quantum Break, Remedy's upcoming time warping shooter, will employ a blend of videogame cutscenes and live action TV show in an attempt to tell a story in a new, cross media way. As it turns out, though, these live action cutscenes won't be on the disc and will be at the mercy of your internet connection as they're streamed to your PC.

Quantum Break's PC announcement means it join the ranks of the many upcoming PC games in our list.

The decision to make the live action cutscenes require an internet connection was apparently born from necessity.

With branching paths and in-game decisions affecting how these episodes play out - there are apparently 40 different variations of the show - there just wouldn't have been enough room to get it all on-disc. 

Xbox One players will have the option of downloading episodes, but PC players won't be able to do the same. Hopefully you have a good internet connection, especially if you want to stream the episodes in 4K - a PC-exclusive option.

Most PC players will have an internet connection these days, and many will probably opt for a digital version of the game anyway, but it would be nice to have the option to download the episodes - especially if you have a slow connection or a data cap. What do you lot make of this decision? Let us know in the comments.

Quantum Break is currently buffering, but it releases on April 5.

Thanks, GameInformer.

Sign in to Commentlogin to comment
Shriven avatarsubedii avatarAever avatarKeefBaker avatar
Shriven Avatar
2 Years ago

I have 152mb download....and this can still go f*** itself...

subedii Avatar
2 Years ago

I have a decent connection, but but whenever I want to watch any kind of lengthy youtube video I just download it to my HDD first. Watching a video switch to buffering half-way through is freaking irritating.

The big question is WHY you'd even do something like this. If the shows are "too big" then that just means more people are going to have streaming and buffering issues. But then they're making them available on the XBox anyway.

Meanwhile, space considerations have always been LESS of a concern PC-side than on consoles, not more.

Aever Avatar
2 Years ago

And here comes the nonsense ...

(this reeks "DRM" to me)

KeefBaker Avatar
2 Years ago

I live in the sticks. 3mb at best here and no fibre, this can go suck a dick.