Quantum Break confirmed for PC! Here are the recommended specs

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Quantum break is one of the more intriguing Xbox One exclusives on the horizon. Made by the people behind Max Payne and Alan Wake, this game features fractured time, and is being released with a live-action pseudo TV series.

Says its official synopsis:

“In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him – and fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart. Both face overwhelming odds and make dramatic choices that will determine the shape of the future. “

A rumour today earlier suggested though, that it wasn’t all that exclusive – and would be hitting PC. That’s not unusual. Many Xbox One games have made their way to the PC. What is odd though is that it’ll be coming to PC on the same day as the Xbox One. We’re now able to confirm that information.

Here are the minimum specs:

  • OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • DirectX : DirectX 12
  • CPU : Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300
  • GPU : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x
  • VRAM : 2 GB
  • RAM : 8 GB
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And the recommended ones:

  • 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

Those recommended specs make my eyes water – matching the sepcs required for the Oculus Rift, but the minimum ones aren’t too bad. If you pre-order Quantum Break for Xbox One, you’ll also get a token for Quantum Break on PC. You can find out more about that deal here.

“Starting February 11, anyone who pre-orders the digital version of “Quantum Break” for Xbox One through the Xbox Store will receive the Windows 10 version of the game for free, downloadable at the Windows Store via redemption code. The pre-order offer also applies for those who redeem a digital code purchased from participating retailers or from the Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle by April 5, 2016.”

In addition to that, Microsoft has confirmed that also leaked news that buying Quantum Break on Xbox One will net you backwards compatible copies of Alan Wake and its DLC – The Signal and The Writer. Alan Wake’s American Wasteland will also be available as a pre-order incentive.

If you’re still on keen playing on Xbox One though (mostly because you don’t own a supercomputer), there will also be a shiny new Quantum Break Bundle or two. Says Microsoft:

“The holidays may be over, but the bundles with the greatest games and experiences you want most just keep coming. Today, we’re excited to unveil the Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle featuring a 500GB Cirrus White console and matching wireless controller, a full-game download of Quantum Break and a full-game download of Alan Wake as well as The Signal and The Writer DLC content, playable soon on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility.

The Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle will be available for R6,499 ERP at participating global retailers, starting March 29. Experience time-amplified action and a suspenseful storyline in Quantum Break, where time is your greatest weapon and the choices you make impact the gripping live action show. “

And to get you excited for it all, here’s a brand new live-action trailer:

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Last Updated: February 11, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Spathi

    Jippeeeeeeeeeee!

  • Pieter Kruger

    Yes yes yes yes, awesome!!!!! ????????????????????????

  • Neji

    Windows gawd damn 10. Oh hell no.

  • Alessandro Barbosa

    This specs though. Madness. Xbox One for me then

    • Pariah

      I think it’ll be cheaper for me to get the graphics card upgrade I need than to buy an Xbox One.

      • Alessandro Barbosa

        Don’t know – a GTX 980Ti is R13k 😛

        • Gareth Runnalls

          Thats 2,5 XBO’s right there….

          • HvR

            Ain’t nobody got space for that.

        • Pariah

          A 970 is the same price as an Xbox One. 980Ti is overkill, no matter which way you look at it. And it’ll still give me better visuals than a 30fps 900p Xbox One will.

        • CypherGate

          Yeah those prices are pure insanity.

  • Hammersteyn

    LOL if that’s the PC specs how’s it gonna look on console?

    • Pieter Kruger

      AWESOME, never as good as PC obviously, but still AWESOME! ????

      • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

        Temper your expectations dude, Remedy stated that they needed to downgrade the game to run on X1 back when they showed that impressive footage at Gamescom last year.

        • Pieter Kruger

          Obviously, but if it looks half as good as Ryse and the gameplay is good it’ll be AWESOME!????????????

          • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

            Ya I’m sure it will look good.

          • Pieter Kruger

            We’re in agreement then! ????

    • VampyreSquirrel

      480p @ 30 FPS

      • Baaah says the fanboys I have a 4K screen which will make the game 4k 30fps

        /s

        But most likely 900p with dynamic scaling as per usual MS standards.

      • Hammersteyn

        Exactly

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Oh. I thought a Quantum Break meant you don’t know if your Kit-Kat has a wafer or not before you bite into it.

    • Gareth Runnalls

      No, thats Schrodinger’s Kit-kat, but I could easily break time if I found mine to have no wafer…

    • miaau

      Load shedding, surely. Quanta = energy or somesuch.

      • HvR

        True, actually title doesn’t make sense.

        Auves Break/Jump or Mora

        • miaau

          well yes. As per Pratchett. Quantum Mechanics, people who repair quantums.

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      Not entirely, it’s more a case of you biting your kit kat and someone else’s breaks at a completely different location…

      • HvR

        Isn’t that an Einstein-Rosen break?

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          Well… Because it still falls under the general umbrella of quantum motion one could argue that…

          • HvR

            Then a Horizon Break would be to find a Kit-Kat finger in a previously empty wrapper that was to hell and back.

  • The Sten

    Windows 10 is a minimum requirement for stuff now? Fuck that

    • ElimiNathan

      That’s what everyone says every time a new minimum requirement has to be met. Evolve with the times, you will still be using Windows 7 in 2050

      • HvR

        Evolve with the times, no thank you I do not like playing alone.

        • Pieter Kruger

          But you must, it’s your Destiny…….

        • ElimiNathan

          😀

    • Darren Peach

      Agreed

    • Murshid Raven

      I dont understand, whats wrong with Windows 10?

  • HairyEwok

    I would rather buy a Xbox one than get it on Windows 10.

  • miaau

    Yeah. Big selling point for Xbox One, keep people excited for the exclusive. Now announced on PC before even released on “exclusive” platform.

    • Pieter Kruger

      Who cares? If I pre order for my Xbox One I get 3 games, a mini series and a PC copy I can use if someday I get a proper expensive gaming rig! I hope this is only the start of Xbox/PC cross buy! HAPPINESS!!!????

      • miaau

        I mention it only because it seems MS is detracting from the Xbox One with this move.

        I do not personally care, game does not seem for me in any case.

        And yes, I would like to see more multiplayer action console and pc combined.

        But why would you want PC and Xbox game? Surely you play the game on one, not both?

        • Pieter Kruger

          Sure I can set up the PC copy for my nephew…….

      • Hammersteyn

        I care. Because I don’t NEED to buy an XBOX One. I can play it on my PC.

        • Pieter Kruger

          You are very privileged!

          • Hammersteyn

            Because I own a PC? How many gamers doesn’t I wonder

          • Pieter Kruger

            a PC does not make a proper gaming PC, how many own those I wonder?

          • Hammersteyn

            I wonder to

        • HvR

          Time to check your privilege Hammer 🙂

    • Jonah Cash

      I’m with you. They are making the Xbox One redundant to most people with this move. If you have a PC and a PS4 then nothing is out of your reach. Who has the stronger selling point in that scenario, Xbox One or PS4?

    • Darren Peach

      I kinda agree. But I guess we look at it from a PC gamers perspective and tend to forget that a whole generation of gamers grew up using consoles exclusively. I call em squekers.

    • Pieter Kruger

      Have you counted how many exclusives PS4 have “lost” to PC yet? Any publisher would be foolish to ignore the PC gaming market, it’s basic economics! ????

      • Hammersteyn

        How so?

        • Pieter Kruger

          Let’s take the poor PS4 software attach rate for example, why only focus on the casual gamers when you run the risk of losing money, just opt to add another platform (PC) to increase profitability rather!

          • Hammersteyn

            Probably why SF5 is on going to PC

  • Jonah Cash

    So in essence the R3900 I payed for my Xbox One was a huge waste of money and I should just have stuck to my super computer that I bought a year ago?? I bought the Xbox One for its exclusives… Now I can buy them on two of my 3 platforms…

    • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

      In all honesty, if the X1 is only need to play Gears, Halo and Forza then I really don’t need one.

      • Jonah Cash

        But I love Gears… If they put that on PC as well then I will sell the bloody Xbox One, cause then it really has no point whatsoever to me personally!

        • Alessandro Barbosa

          Gears 4, Scalebound and ReCore all coming to PC too 😛

          • Jonah Cash

            Then why exactly did I buy the Xbox One then? *Cries over wasted money

          • Darren Peach

            Feel your pain.

          • Hammersteyn

            I bought a 360 once. So I know half your pain 😛

          • Darren Peach

            I wonder if this spells the end of the Microsoft console era ?

          • Alessandro Barbosa

            Why would it? Just because they’re both on PC and Xbox One doesn’t suddenly mean all Xbox One owners can afford high-end PCs. If anything it’s just more options

          • Jonah Cash

            I disagree. There are tons of PC gamers who would maybe want a console to use in the living room. Now they don’t need to buy the Xbox One as their PC will have all its exclusives. So they rather buy a PS4 and can play all the games…

          • Alessandro Barbosa

            So then they do that, and Microsoft doesn’t lose a sale either way. Remember that consoles aren’t the source of profit, software sales are. So Microsoft is just increasing their market share.

          • Jonah Cash

            I personally still feel a bit cheated. I could have bought a fairly decent PC screen with the Xbox ONE’s money… But I guess it is what it is then. I have a buddy that can’t afford a new one, will just sell this one to him for R3500 and he wins and I get almost all my money back to look at upgrading my screen.

          • Alessandro Barbosa

            I get that, but they’re just shaking up strategy. And I say this owning a PC and Xbox One too 🙂

          • Jonah Cash

            So interesting question: Where will you be playing Gears 4 and Quantum Break? I am leaning to the PC side with recommended specs like that the game will be beautiful on PC.

          • Alessandro Barbosa

            Well looking at the specs above I can’t meet recommended anymore (GTX 970 already seems to be aging) so probably going Xbox One then

          • Jonah Cash

            We have the same card, I think it will run it just fine. Haven’t really had a game that has tapped the card out just yet…

          • Alessandro Barbosa

            Yeah the RAM requirement also scares me a bit (I only have 8GB), but I’m pretty much preparing myself for a Pascal upgrade at the end of the year already.

          • Jonah Cash

            Only saw the RAM now, and yeah I also only have 8GB… Hahaha how I missed PC gaming 🙁

          • Pieter Kruger

            My PC is gathering dust, just too much of a hassle to be honest.

          • Pieter Kruger

            But just not in the living room right? Anyway, who’d want a noisy PS4 in the living room? Ever had someone vacuum while you were trying to watch your favourite show……????

          • Jonah Cash

            My desk where I work from at home is right in the middle of the living room and the braai room. I can watch both TV’s while playing on my PC. I thought ahead when I chose where to put my desk.

          • Hammersteyn

            Noisy? Your PS4 is noisy? What’s your PSN ID so we can jam some Division together

          • Pieter Kruger

            ALL Ps4’s are noisy, VERY noisy! Look me up, it’s “PS4SUCKS”????

          • Hammersteyn

            Not found…. why you lie to me?

          • Pieter Kruger

            I’m not…..PSN must have been down again, try again…..????

          • Hammersteyn

            Bwahahaha

          • Hammersteyn

            Truth!

          • Darren Peach

            Good point. I immediately thought that I would rather play them on my X box.

          • Darren Peach

            Another thing is hardware is friggen expensive. When I was still heavily on PC a good card was 5k. SA problem, I know. I also heard that Sahara put a 100 percent mark up on gfx cards.

          • Alessandro Barbosa

            That recommended one up top? Card goes for no less than R13K 😛

          • Darren Peach

            Yikes.

          • RustedFaith

            got mine before the rand gave in 🙂

          • Pieter Kruger

            Don’t think so, next MS console will fully run Windows 10/11 and probably be able to also play all those “PC Exclusive” games at a fraction on the cost obviously. Bring on cross buy between MS Console & PC games and I’m in for sure!

    • Hammersteyn

      Yes! Bad jonah, bad bad bad Jonah. Now sell that huge monolith to the American Armed forces so that they can spread democracy by dropping it on some third world country

      • Jonah Cash

        I really thought I should own it so that I can play the exclusives… Now I can pick on what to play those “exclusives”!!

        • Hammersteyn

          Your theory was sound, who knew MS would throw a spanner in the works?

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      I feel for you dude.

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    Dat Win10 doe…

  • Martin Human

    Screw those specs for real man

  • Mossel

    980Ti?!?! The Xbox one barely has a 660, why does it need such a strong card?

  • chimera_85

    “minimum ones aren’t too bad” O_o

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