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Quantum Break’s rumored delay has been officially confirmed

It was rumored for a while, but it has now been confirmed by developer Remedy that Quantum Break won’t be making its originally scheduled 2015 release. The Xbox One exclusive is now slated for launch in 2016.

“We’re really proud to be part of the incredible Xbox One line-up,” said Remedy’s Sam Lake in a 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.”

On Microsoft’s end, the company seems confident in its fall line-up, pointing to games like Halo 5 (which recently got an October release date) and Rise of the Tomb Raider as games helping to make 2015 the “strongest games lineup in Xbox history,” as the company calls it.

“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 Microsoft’s Shannon Loftis. “With so many games launching this year, moving ‘Quantum Break’ to 2016 extends our incredible portfolio into next year with a monster new IP.”

Quantum Break was announced alongside the Xbox One in 2013, and comes from Remedy, the developers of Alan Wake, which Microsoft has been gauging the public’s interest on revisiting.

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