Digital Molecular Matter physics engine is backbone to Quantum Break

Remedy Entertainment, the force behind the story-driven horror game Alan Wake, is developing a new game that you might have heard of or seen videos during E3 about. It’s called Quantum Break and it’s a game that focuses on time-manipulation among other things. Well, when you alter time, you need some pretty damn amazing particle effects and a strong physics engine to pull it off, especially if you plan on making it stand out among the new current-gen games (it’s not technically next-gen anymore, right?).

This new highly accurate and flexible destruction system that has been made for Quantum Break is called Digital Molecular Matter (DMM) and it’s developed by Pixelux Entertainment. The two companies have announced their partnership.

According to Pixelux Entertainment, DMM is a “system designed for high quality in-game destruction”. According to the firm, the system is able to create “deformation-based fracture destruction that simulates the physical properties of any material using finite element analysis.”

“If a structure exists – big or small, dense or thin, floppy or rigid – DMM causes it to react in the same way as dictated by reality. For example, wood doesn’t simply break along a predetermined seam every time – rather, it bends and splinters into pieces from the point of impact. The same rules apply to any substance imaginable: rubber bends and snaps back into place. Glass shatters. Steel dents and bends. Plastic deforms,”

Pixelux Entertainment has worked on over 20 feature films, commercials, and TV series. They even worked on some of the effects used for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed which released back in 2008.

“DMM has played a key role in shaping Quantum Break, our vision of next-gen entertainment. We have been able to simulate complex scenarios on a scale that hasn’t been possible before and then allow players experience them in real time. Can’t wait to show the world more of what we’re able to do!,”

Quantum Break is set to be released with its own TV series that will change based on how players play the game. However, there has been no release date set for Quantum Break or its TV series counter-part at this time.

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