Alan Wake developer Remedy Entertainment has confirmed its upcoming Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break has been delayed into 2016.

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We've seen little of the part-game, part-TV show in recent months.

In a statement today, creative director Sam Lake announced the extra wait - but declined to give a reason beyond needing more time for "polish".

Its move will also free up space in a busy year of Xbox One titles and extend the "the strongest blockbuster line-up in Xbox history into next year", Remedy explained.

"We thank our fans for their patience," Lake wrote in a new blog post. "[We] 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 is a mix of time-freezing and cover-based shooting gameplay, and is set to star Lord of the Rings actor Dominic Monaghan and X-Men's Shawn Ashmore.

Chapters of the game's story will alternate between levels controlled by the player and live-action TV-style episodes.

"The extended presentation revived my interest in Remedy's latest effort," Wesley Yin-Poole wrote in Eurogamer's Quantum Break preview last year.

"I still have concerns - like, what's quantum about Quantum Break? - and [main character] Jack, bless him, just isn't doing anything for me at all. But I know this: there's a lot more to the game than third-person shooting. Will it all come together in the way I hope? Time will tell."

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