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Quantum Break
/ pc / Xbox One

   
02-12-2016

Quantum Break

Ever since it was announced, I’ve always been majorly jealous of Xbox One owners for having Quantum Break all to themselves. I adored Alan Wake, so having to miss out on Remedy’s next game has been a bit of a bummer. Well not anymore, because Remedy and Microsoft have announced that Quantum Break is getting a simultaneous release for Windows 10 and Xbox One on April 5.

What’s especially interesting is that those who pre-order Quantum Break on Xbox One (either digitally or the physical special edition) will also get a free copy of the game on PC. It’s kind of like Sony’s cross-buy, but with Xbox One and Windows 10.

Remedy has come out all guns blazing on this one, and has already confirmed the minimum and recommended specs you’ll be needing for Quantum Break:

Minimum:

Windows 10 64-bit

DirectX 12

Intel Core i5-4460 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300 processor

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x

2GB of VRAM

8GB of RAM

55GB of available space

Recommended:

Windows 10 64-bit

DirectX 12

Intel Core i7 4790k or AMD equivalent

NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Fury X

6GB VRAM

16 GB of RAM

55 GB of available space

My god those are high requirements. To play Quantum Break, you’ll be needing some of the best hardware out there right now just for the recommended specs. Whether this is simply overestimating to play it safe or more indicative of a poor porting job is anybody’s guess right now, but for what it’s worth, Alan Wake’s PC port was great.

Speaking of Alan Wake, it was also announced that it and kinda-sorta sequel American Nightmare are both getting Xbox One re-releases. People who buy Quantum Break on Xbox One will be getting Alan Wake thrown in for free, while those who pre-order will get both Alan Wake and American Nightmare.

So you’ll not only get two copies of Quantum Break, you’ll also get two of the finest games of the previous generation thrown in for free. That’s pretty damn generous no matter how you look at it.

Microsoft seems confident that Quantum Break will be a hit, so I really hope the game manages to deliver when it launches on April 5.

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