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Next-generation consoles are "a quantum leap" over Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Alan Wake developer Remedy Entertainment has claimed, adding that the firm has already started work on a next-generation title.

Talking to GamesIndustry Germany (and translated by NeoGAF), the studio's head of franchise development Oskari Hakkinen revealed that Remedy had already put "a relatively small team on a next-generation project".

"One wonders all the time," Hakkinen continued. "Can the new consoles really be that much better than the previous? Rest assured: they are, it is a quantum leap."

20 people are believed to be working on Remedy's next-gen title, although the studio has yet to confirm whether the game will be a Microsoft or Sony exclusive.

It's not yet known whether the game will be another entry in Remedy's Alan Wake series, either.

Hakkinen's comments appear to contradict those of THQ CEO Brian Farrell.

Earlier this month, Farrell said that the focus of next-generation platform holders was not on a "humongous change" in graphics, but "opportunities in different types of business".

Neither Sony or Microsoft have yet announced plans for their next-generation consoles.

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dudester's Avatar

dudester@ pblive

They would probably go ahead and use alan wake instead tho as the lead character :(
Posted 18:02 on 24 August 2012


Is this perhaps a veiled reveal for Quantum Leap the videogame on next gen systems?
Posted 18:00 on 24 August 2012
rbevanx's Avatar

rbevanx@ K3RT

Who didn't :D

Loved the ending for it as well.
Posted 16:05 on 24 August 2012
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K3RT@ rbevanx

Ha ha thats actually the first thing I thought of when I read "Quantum leap" used to love that show.
Posted 15:39 on 24 August 2012
americanjedi's Avatar


We shall see
Posted 07:28 on 24 August 2012
rbevanx's Avatar


Sorry, I'm totally distracted to what the article was all about and now have the TV show stuck in my head.

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Posted 17:00 on 23 August 2012
altaranga's Avatar


Oh boy.
Posted 15:42 on 23 August 2012
Woffls's Avatar


psst, quantum leaps aren't very far.
Posted 14:45 on 23 August 2012

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Release Date: 22/02/2012
Developer: Remedy
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: Survival Horror
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 8,742 3
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