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.