Quick Time Event

Video game concept

A time-limited event where the player is usually required to press buttons or move their controller according to (possibly randomized) screen prompts to achieve usually a specific results rather than the more freeform style normal gameplay allows.


Alternate name: QTE

The first video game about Quick Time Event was released in 1984.

Capcom, Ubisoft and Electronic Arts has published most of these games

The controls differ from normal movement significantly, usually falling to the arrow keys (or WASD, or similar) on PC and on consoles to the four symbol buttons (or d-pad) which are usually used for actions such as shooting rather than movement which is what the action sequences usually use them.

Not related to Apple's QuickTime in any manner.

Parent groups

Game-like elements, Modal

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