Remedy couldn't make Quantum Break without Microsoft

Like an Alan Wake mystery, the reasons behind Quantum Break's Xbox One exclusivity are slowly becoming clearer. Speaking to Games Industry, Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne revealed that Microsoft's help has been instrumental in bringing the game to life. Without outright confirming that Microsoft is financing the ambitious project – half of which is a full-fledged television show – Myllyrinne said, "[W]e need to fall back and let the full force of a company like Microsoft see it through."

"There's no way on God's green Earth that we would take on a venture like this on our own," he added. "We might have the appetite but there's no way we could." Myllyrinne says the game serves "a strategic purpose" for Microsoft, giving the publisher a unique experience for its new console and allowing Remedy to create something it wouldn't be able to otherwise.

We recently spent some time with the Xbox One exclusive, which you can read about here.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.