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TGS 2009: Quantum Theory Update

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Last time we saw Quantum Theory was at E3 2009, and the game was so early as to not even be playable. Now with this gothic 3rd person shooter at about the 50% point in development, Tecmo allowed us to go hands on before granting us an interview with Director Makoto Shibata. The playthrough helped us come up with a number of questions about the game, as did you readers. Here are the answers, as translated by Localization Producer Peter Garza:

I apologize for the fact that I’m practically yelling at Shibata-san; this dude over at the neighboring Alienware booth was incredibly, obnoxiously loud. If you were there, you know who I’m talking about.

Anyways, with a good deal more development to go, we’ll keep tabs on this game for you, and report back at the next milestone.

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  • Yay for Alienware! :P

  • I don’t quite have the time to watch the video at the moment, but I want to take the opportunity to thank Tecmo for bringing this our way. I’m very pleased to hear that it’s only 50% complete (as strange as that may sound) because that means when this game is done, it’s going to be even better than the amazing stuff I’ve already seen. Keep up the great work guys! =)

  • I hope this game is very good

  • Seems like a heavy type of game(and by that I mean GearsofWar style).
    I like it!!!

  • Hope they work on the AI because it looked dumb as rocks from the TGS gameplay I saw. Do you give them constructive criticism Jeff or just act as the messenger between dev and public?

    • Jeff Rubenstein
      Jeff Rubenstein

      The latter. If you\’ve got feedback, let me send it back to them.

  • this game looks and sounds pretty bad from what we’ve seen so far

  • The freeze frame of this video is hilarious.

    You’re stood there looking so serious Jeff :P

  • This game has a lot of potential. Love the concept of the environment changing and morphing around you as you are in battle, and the concept of using the girl as a partner for attack moves is really cool.

    A lot of people scoffed at first at the similarity in art style to Gears of War but I think this game is showing enough of it’s own individuality at this point for sure.

  • heard this wasn’t really great at TGS, hopefully it’ll get better as it progresses through dev

  • I thought this games name was changed to just quantum, did they put the theory back in or did I just imagine they took it out?

    • Jeff Rubenstein
      Jeff Rubenstein

      The \”Theory\” is in. I think it had different names in Europe and the US, but it\’s consistent now.

  • Checked out the TGS footage of this game and it is not looking to good. I wish they would of been more original.

  • This is another game that I am looking forward to. Still a good amount of development left to go, so I hope the Tecmo team will give us a nice polished finished product.

    Thanks for posting the interview

    SPARDA

  • looks great

  • onlineatron

    If Playstation owners really wanted Gears of War they would buy 360s.

    Why does Tecmo see the need to make a clone? We have plenty of original and unique titles without that macho [DELETED]!

  • I hope the final six months or so of development go well for them. The last unique Japanese take on a Western genre I really loved was Breakdown by Namco.

  • Hm i’m still not sure about this, i don’t want a clone of another game. I’m hoping this turns out to be more original than it seems to be.

  • No split-screen or co-op? ok, so this game’s out of my list now

  • mywhitenoise

    This game kind of looks like garbage. Thankfully we’re getting a fair amount of great games next year.

  • TheInfectedBy590

    It’d be pretty awesome if they did add co-op, but I’m still looking forward to the final version of this game, might be interesting! :)

  • chriscowboyd

    I certainly hope this game can be delayed long enough to add human shields, portable shields that can be planted into and removed from the ground, obliteration/finishing melee moves, single hand weapons that can be used with a human shield, active reloading, rideable machines or creatures with weapons on them, online co-op through the story or through an alternate story, and enemies that can be destroyed piece by piece such that the player can see parts of their opponent fall to the ground instead of all at once.

  • chriscowboyd

    AND BLOOD AS WELL!!!

  • Today had better be a stellar day for the store update considering you are now completely married to digital downloads with the PSPgo.

    I expect nothing less than new games (yes, multiple games) every single week from here on out.

    Roger roger?

  • Game play sounds interesting enough for me to keep an eye on this title.

    I’m happy this games engine is built from the ground up for this game. To much cross pollination of cross platform game engines in the industry today.

  • it’s good to know it’s only about half done. that means there’s plenty of room for improvements, because it’s looking pretty subpar right now.

  • Chaotic__Clown

    no co-op? this game is perfect for co-op mode. the better release a demo before they release the game.

  • That game has a long way to go, hope they make good use of the remaining development time.

  • No Local multiplayer/co-op means no buy for me. it really does look amazing, just it is more something you want to share with a friend (and i see varous characters that could be your coop buddy too (the girl, other big looking guys))… just saying.

  • Thanks, Jeff. Looking forward to seeing more of this game in the future.

    By the way, was the loud guy at the Alienware booth a drunken Greg Miller? :p

  • Massive Complainer

    Japanese developers should stick to making Japanese games, and not imitating the west with mediocre titles.

  • TheGuardianFID

    I’m looking forward to this one, I really like the gothic art style of it!!! :D

  • Ghettocarpenter

    This game does not look good.

  • A generic-looking FPS with no co-op or local multiplayer.

    This will fly off the shelves…

    …straight into the bargain bin.

  • @RuthlessEd:

    It’s a third person shooter, from what I could see in the video. It does look a lot like Gears of War, though. Could be fun. Who knows?

  • mckg123456789

    2010! Thats too long! I want to play this game Now!!

  • Heavenly_king

    This game looks with a lot of potencial

  • The fact that Tecmo’s Quantum Theory pisses off many Xbox 360 owners, makes me love the game already! TREY 4 LIFE!

  • I’m liking this game a lot. I guess some of our Xbox 360 owners weren’t aware that Gears of War took it’s influence from Resident Evil 4 and Namco’s Killswitch. Cliffy B said that in the interview.

    Also, I like to point out Epic Game has expressed interest of bringing Gears of War to the PS3. I would like to see both GOW and Quantum Theory do a excellent job on the PS3.

  • Dude, i don’t know what the f is going on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PullusPardusUS

    This really needs some kind of coop gameplay much like uncharted.
    or offline 2 player like RE5 (it would be a blast)
    i don’t think much people would care about only Death Match Jeff =[

  • Unknown_Hero

    Um yeah, I’m going to play Gears 2 now, that looks terrible.

  • No CO-OP? shame…

  • @40

    Maybe the story mode because online is really laggy. Suprise they haven’t fix the Lag issues after almost a year of release… have fun.

  • A horrible Gears rip off… oh joy!

  • haha u added “Sun” into my name!! oh well great interview and thanks for asking my question!!

  • Thats one hard selling point if u are making a clone of a game because the graphics and gameplay have to be atleast on par. Saints Row and Dante’s Inferno looks good and they are GTA and GOW clones. I fear of Quantum being another Haze. It doesn’t look nearly as good as GoW and the gameplay seems gimmicky. I’m staying reserved until its atleast 90% done and I see what they are working with.

  • hellhunter75

    I JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS TO Shibata-san FOR BRINGING THIS TO THE PS3 IT MEANS A LOT TO US ESPECIALLY TO THE HARDCORE GAMERS. AND I TRULEY BELIVE THAT THIS GAME IS GONNA BE A SUCCESS WITH THE PS3 HE SAID THE GAME WAS ONLY 50% COMPLETE WHICH MEANS THEY ARE PUTTING ALL THEIR TIME AND EFFORTS INTO THIS GAME KUDOS TO Shibata-san FOR GIVING THIS OPERTUNITY TO PS3 TO PLAY A MASTER PICE WHICH I AM SURE IT WILL BE AND I AM 100% GONNA BY THIS GAME AND THATS THAT. THANKS AGIN FOR THIS OPERTUNITY Shibata-san AND TO JEFF RUBENSTINE FOR KEEPING US UPDATED IT MEANS ALOT TO ARE COMMUNITY.

  • constructive criticism:
    They should change the color of the weapons, make it more vivid, like adding neon light with different color along with the weapon design. You want the weapons look unique, not looks like it is part of the character body. I don’t see the guns, I only see they are holding something that they just picked up from the environment.

  • looks wicked thanks Jeff :D But why are games generally (vast majority of the time) released later in Europe / UK :(

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