The highly anticipated sci-fi horror game, Quantum Error, has made the decision to cancel its previously planned release on the PlayStation 4. TeamKill Media, the game’s developers, stated that the reason for this cancellation is the inability to optimize the game for the older hardware. While Quantum Error was primarily developed for the PlayStation 5, the studio initially believed that they could scale down the next-gen version to run on the PS4. However, they have now realized that compromising the game to that extent would diminish the experience for PS4 players. The team concluded that it would be impossible to deliver a PS4 version that lives up to the standards set by the PS5. According to TeamKill, a PS4 release would require significant downgrading and modification of assets, lighting, and other elements, resulting in a substantially different and inferior experience compared to the PS5 version. The studio wants to ensure fairness to PS4 players and, therefore, made the difficult decision to cancel the PS4 version of Quantum Error.
Embracing Next-Gen: PC Release Announced
As the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S approach their third anniversaries, it is becoming increasingly common for new game releases to prioritize performance parity across platforms by moving away from last-gen consoles. Quantum Error is no exception to this trend. In addition to canceling the PS4 version, TeamKill Media has confirmed that the game will now be released on PC, alongside the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions. However, the PC release will not be available at launch. This expansion to PC allows a broader audience to experience the cosmic horror of Quantum Error, further enhancing its reach and appeal.
A Glimpse into Quantum Error
Described by its developers in an interview with GamesRadar+ as a “cosmic horror” game with elements of “Metal Gear,” “Halo,” and “Dead Space,” Quantum Error has generated significant anticipation among fans of the genre. Initially announced as a PlayStation exclusive in 2020, it was later confirmed for Xbox Series X/S as well. The game combines a captivating narrative with intense gameplay, all rendered with stunning visuals and running at a smooth 60 frames per second on the PS5. While a specific release date has not yet been announced, TeamKill Media promises that news regarding the launch will be revealed “very soon,” building further excitement among eager gamers.
The cancellation of the PS4 version of Quantum Error highlights the challenges faced by developers in optimizing games for older hardware. While this decision may disappoint some PS4 players, it ensures that the game maintains its exceptional quality and immersive experience on the PS5. Furthermore, the addition of a PC release expands the game’s accessibility, allowing a wider audience to delve into the cosmic horror universe of Quantum Error. With its unique blend of storytelling and gameplay mechanics, Quantum Error promises to captivate players and deliver an unforgettable gaming experience on next-gen consoles and PC alike.