The Protagonist’s Brother May Have Broken Time
During the Xbox briefing at Gamescom this year, fans were treated to a new trailer for Quantum Break that included some gameplay as well as some much needed insight into the narrative. Some of the peek behind the curtains gave some clues as to why time is broken in the first place. It seems as if Will (voiced by Dominic Monaghan of Lord of the Rings, and Lost fame) created a working time travel machine. Will is the brother of protagonist Jack Joyce.
After completing the time machine and turning it on, something went horribly awry (exactly what that something is hasn’t been shared as of yet). Time broke, and Paul was brought back as an older and slightly demented version of himself. Paul and Jack were changed. Given the ability to see and do things no other human could naturally do, and it may have all began with that machine.