"We thank our fans for their patience," says Remedy Entertainment.
Remedy Entertainment's upcoming Xbox One shooter Quantum Break has been delayed.
Previously set to launch in 2015, the game is now expected to arrive next year.
In a statement, Microsoft head of publishing Shannon Loftis said that the company has the "strongest games lineup in Xbox history" with Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza Motorsport 6, and "more we'll announce in the coming months".
With so many games launching this year, moving Quantum Break to 2016 extends our incredible portfolio into next year with a monster new IP.
The move isn't entirely surprising; in November 2014, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said that Microsoft's lineup for 2015 was so full that the company had to consider moving something.
I honestly don't know that we can actually ship all the stuff that thinks it's trying to ship [in Holiday 2015].
Remedy Entertainment creative director Sam Lake shared his thoughts on the delay, attributing the delay to allow for further polishing on the game.
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.
Quantum Break isn't the first large game to be delayed out of 2015; Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Nintendo's upcoming The Legend of Zelda gamewere both delayed last month.
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