Quantum Break Confirmed for Windows 10

Quantum Break Confirmed for Windows 10

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Windows 10 copy free with Xbox One digital copy pre-order.

In a post today, Microsoft and Remedy Entertainment revealed Quantum Break, the third-person action title that was first revealed alongside the Xbox One console in 2013, will also be launching on Windows 10 on April 5, and will be available at no extra cost to anyone who digitally pre-orders the game on Xbox One.

"Xbox wants to empower gamers to play the games they want with the people they want on the devices they want, so Microsoft Studios and Remedy Entertainment will launch Quantum Break on Windows 10 simultaneously with the Xbox One version on April 5, 2016," the post reads. "Anyone who pre-orders the Xbox One digital version of Quantum Break through the Xbox Store, purchases an Xbox One digital token at participating retailers, or pre-orders an Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break bundle, will receive the Windows 10 version of the game downloadable at the Windows Store via redemption code."

The Xbox One version will include a full copy of Alan Wake, along with its two DLC add-ons, playable on Xbox One via backward compatibility. Pre-ordering will also include access to Alan Wake's American Nightmare.

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99 reasons to own an X'One but exclusive games ain't one.

Hurray for more people being able to play the game though.

Can't say that giving away free games is a bad thing (even if that game is the same game on a different device). Nothing to complain about here. Moving right along...

Nooooooo!!!! I didn't realise this and Alan Wake were Microsoft exclusives! Blasted swap from MS to Sony this year has not come without its painful downfalls. Also State of Decay, oh why must you taunt me from your exclusive's pen?? Whhyy??
I want it all...and I want it now! *Cue guitar solo*

Is...windows 10 a new platform now then?
"Xbox wants to empower gamers to play the games they want with the people they want on the devices they want" ...Sooo, can you empower me, a gamer, to play this on my ps4 with my "totally not imaginary* friends? No? You're talking shit again? Alrighty then.

Alan Wake was a neat little game, zero replay value, but neat nonetheless. I didn't play the expansion, but I felt that it was jarring the way it blended the mystery/horror elements with action. I think the game could have used a stronger focus on the former rather than the latter.

As for Quantum Break...are they still doing that weird television tie-in? Because hearing about that (and predicting it to be a doomed venture) kind of killed any hype for me.

As long as i can get the game on Steam and not the Windows 10 Store... but when you're MS and you're making a game exclusive to an operating system, you're probably also making it store exclusive arn't you...

Gee. An opportunity to not buy Windows 10, an XBox One, and Quantum Break.

I'll admit that I've been watching QB and its development with mild interest. I rather suspect that it can't quite be the revolutionary seamless unification of television and video games that it's been sold as, even before most of Microsoft's other cross-platform promotions have fallen to pieces. But they're trying to do something different on a major scale, and that's always interesting to watch, whether the final result is amazing, decent but not worthy of the hype, or a complete train wreck.

But I'm more than tired of Microsoft punishing loyal customers for not jumping through their hoops before they're ready. It's nice that Windows 10 users may get a chance to play it, but it's not going to make a Windows 10 user out of me.

Microsoft would make even more money if they put the PC version on Steam.

Hmm, this is slightly fortuitous news. I had been considering grabbing the Quantum Break special edition Xbox One since:
A: I want the game.
B: It's one of the cheapest listings I've seen for the Xbone.

But now that it's available on Win10, I may not need to.

Though, a quick perusing of the official site has yet to yield any hints at a way to outright purchase the game for PC. The Win10 version is only listed as a pre-order bonus for the Xbone version.

They.....they wouldn't be that sleazy, would they? Port the game to PC but only allow the console version to be purchased?

Come on, Microsoft...

They are REALLY trying to get Windows 10 to become a thing.

This is great news, I really love Remedy games and can't wait for this one... but those system specs though... recommended 980 Ti? Is this a joke or it better be the best looking game in PC history.

Quantum Break PC Requirements
Recommended Specs
OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
DirectX DirectX 12
CPU Intel Core i7 4790, 4GHz or AMD equivalent
GPU NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
VRAM 6 GB
RAM 16 GB
HDD 55 GB available space

Strelok:
This is great news, I really love Remedy games and can't wait for this one... but those system specs though... recommended 980 Ti? Is this a joke or it better be the best looking game in PC history.

Quantum Break PC Requirements
Recommended Specs
OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
DirectX DirectX 12
CPU Intel Core i7 4790, 4GHz or AMD equivalent
GPU NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
VRAM 6 GB
RAM 16 GB
HDD 55 GB available space

This leaves me Speechless just how in the world does a game that runs on a Xbox One requires over 4 times the computing capability for the PC. Looks up the Minimum Requirements.

Minimum Specs:

OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x
RAM: 8 GB
VRAM: 2 GB
HDD: 55 GB available space
DX: DirectX 12

That is quite the leap from Minimum Requirements and Recommended Requirements. Its almost like the Recommended Requirementsare bloated as Hell to get people to buy the Xbone version. Just Saying

People... system requirements are almost always lies.
Who cares what it says?

CkretAznMan:
They are REALLY trying to get Windows 10 to become a thing.

I think this is the real objective in all of this, since it seems that it will sell exclusively through the Windows 10 store. It's about getting Windows 10 holdouts (like me) to upgrade. In my case, it will likely succeed.

Bilious Green:

CkretAznMan:
They are REALLY trying to get Windows 10 to become a thing.

I think this is the real objective in all of this, since it seems that it will sell exclusively through the Windows 10 store. It's about getting Windows 10 holdouts (like me) to upgrade. In my case, it will likely succeed.

Its using exclusively DX12 so it couldnt run on older windows versions anyway. though i would prefer them not to use the monster that is windows store.

Strazdas:
Its using exclusively DX12 so it couldnt run on older windows versions anyway.

Two problems. Firstly, DX12 is excluded from previous Windows versions not for any technical reasons, but for the sole purpose of forcing people to use Windows 10 if they want to play certain games. Secondly, games from MS studios are deliberately made DX12 exclusive not for any technical reasons, but for the sole purpose of forcing people to upgrade to Windows 10 if they want to play them. Everyone else manages to make games that are compatible with multiple versions of DX and operating systems in order to ensure they have the widest audience possible; it's only MS that makes things Win10 exclusive because the games are there to support their wider business, not for their own sake.

Kahani:

Strazdas:
Its using exclusively DX12 so it couldnt run on older windows versions anyway.

Two problems. Firstly, DX12 is excluded from previous Windows versions not for any technical reasons, but for the sole purpose of forcing people to use Windows 10 if they want to play certain games. Secondly, games from MS studios are deliberately made DX12 exclusive not for any technical reasons, but for the sole purpose of forcing people to upgrade to Windows 10 if they want to play them. Everyone else manages to make games that are compatible with multiple versions of DX and operating systems in order to ensure they have the widest audience possible; it's only MS that makes things Win10 exclusive because the games are there to support their wider business, not for their own sake.

No, Dx 12 is exclusively windows 10 due to the way how it works and interacts with OS layer APIs. Would it be possible to re-engineer older versions of windows to include it? yeah. BUt its not like they just artificially put up a wall.

Alternatively, you could just recognize that DX12 is a vast improvement over DX11 and thus allows developers to do a lot more, so smart developers will start implementing its features.

Any market where new product creation happens has its early adopters and late adopters. This studio is one of the early adopters of this new technology. Yes, that often comes at a price, but it can also be highly beneficial.

The system requirements just scream "our pc optimalisation budget was € 10". You're not telling me that something which runs on Xbox One, requires ten times as much hardware power on pc. 55 gigs hd space needed ? "We're too lazy to compress and optimize assets because harddisks have become this big" you'll mean.

These are the kinds of titles why I've stopped upgrading my system unless it's to play a specific game that I want, and likely won't play new titles unless they really catch my eye. Developers are getting lazy because of the technological advances.

Fuck Windows 10! I'm not upgrading, so kiss my ass Microsoft. Tell me again how they are acting any different than when they were trying to make games Vista exclusive and trying to force Xbox Live down PC gamers' throats?

Fuck Windows 10. I am not updating to that OS until I absolutely have to. It's Windows Vista all over again and it's sickening. Microsoft can go and fuck right off with their exclusive bullshit.

Consumer friendly eh? Give me a version of Windows 10 with real privacy options and I'll buy your new OS for 300 euros (300 dollars). Bought windows 8.1 a week ago, hopefully with a little tweaking (removing some possible infringing updates) I can get it a bit more private. But I still feel more secure with Linux for personal affairs and correspondence.

JLF, if you have Windows 8.1, you can update it to 10 for free for most of the year yet. Unless they're not offering that outside of the US? There's an option to revert back to Win 8.1 within 30 days so you can try it and revert. Heads up.

As to the "Windows 10 as a platform" concept, MS had stated before they want XBox One and Windows 10 to be ...synonymous(?) with each other. Like, if a dev makes a game for the XOne, it will also work on PC as is. That was the rough idea I remember. Sounds neat if it prevents Arkham Knight scenarios from companies that just can't figure out how not so screw up ports. We'll see how it turns out in the hands of screw ups like WB.

Nazriel:
JLF, if you have Windows 8.1, you can update it to 10 for free for most of the year yet. Unless they're not offering that outside of the US? There's an option to revert back to Win 8.1 within 30 days so you can try it and revert. Heads up.

Thank you for your well meaning post. I've tried windows 10 and I agree that win10 is a very good OS but there are very little privacy on it which I find very problematic. Hopefully they will offer a private option of windows 10 in the future but I doubt it.

On the otherside of the hill, some of the stuff on Twitter about this game being released on Win10 has the Xbone fanboys "saying" they cancelled their pre-orders of the game because it's going to be coming out on PC.

Btw. confirmed Win 10 Store exclusive which means: No proper Fullscreen mode (all Win 10 Apps run borderless Fullscreen window)
That means: No VDR/DSR, no injectors and reduced performance for SLI/CF if it works at all.

Windows store can kiss my ass.

JLF:
Thank you for your well meaning post. I've tried windows 10 and I agree that win10 is a very good OS but there are very little privacy on it which I find very problematic. Hopefully they will offer a private option of windows 10 in the future but I doubt it.

That's cool, I can understand that. Privacy is a big issue with tech in all quarters these days. Thank you for the polite reply as well.

 

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