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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

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:

Last Updated: February 11, 2016

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  1. Spathi

    February 11, 2016 at 16:03

    Jippeeeeeeeeeee!

    Reply

  2. Pieter Kruger

    February 11, 2016 at 16:07

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

    Reply

  3. Neji

    February 11, 2016 at 16:07

    Windows gawd damn 10. Oh hell no.

    Reply

  4. Alessandro Barbosa

    February 11, 2016 at 16:08

    This specs though. Madness. Xbox One for me then

    Reply

    • Pariah

      February 11, 2016 at 16:09

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

      Reply

      • Alessandro Barbosa

        February 11, 2016 at 16:09

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

        Reply

        • Gareth Runnalls

          February 11, 2016 at 16:31

          Thats 2,5 XBO’s right there….

          Reply

          • HvR

            February 11, 2016 at 16:34

            Ain’t nobody got space for that.

        • Pariah

          February 11, 2016 at 17:18

          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.

          Reply

        • CypherGate

          February 11, 2016 at 17:58

          Yeah those prices are pure insanity.

          Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    February 11, 2016 at 16:12

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

    Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      February 11, 2016 at 16:13

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

      Reply

      • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

        February 11, 2016 at 16:45

        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.

        Reply

        • Pieter Kruger

          February 11, 2016 at 16:49

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

          Reply

          • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

            February 11, 2016 at 16:49

            Ya I’m sure it will look good.

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 11, 2016 at 16:53

            We’re in agreement then! ????

    • VampyreSquirrel

      February 11, 2016 at 16:25

      480p @ 30 FPS

      Reply

      • Corrie

        February 11, 2016 at 16:29

        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.

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 11, 2016 at 16:54

        Exactly

        Reply

  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    February 11, 2016 at 16:12

    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.

    Reply

    • Gareth Runnalls

      February 11, 2016 at 16:32

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

      Reply

    • miaau

      February 11, 2016 at 16:34

      Load shedding, surely. Quanta = energy or somesuch.

      Reply

      • HvR

        February 11, 2016 at 16:54

        True, actually title doesn’t make sense.

        Auves Break/Jump or Mora

        Reply

        • miaau

          February 11, 2016 at 16:55

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

          Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      February 11, 2016 at 16:36

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

      Reply

      • HvR

        February 11, 2016 at 16:37

        Isn’t that an Einstein-Rosen break?

        Reply

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          February 11, 2016 at 16:47

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

          Reply

          • HvR

            February 11, 2016 at 16:49

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

  7. The Sten

    February 11, 2016 at 16:20

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

    Reply

    • ElimiNathan

      February 11, 2016 at 16:51

      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

      Reply

      • HvR

        February 11, 2016 at 16:57

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

        Reply

        • Pieter Kruger

          February 11, 2016 at 17:04

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

          Reply

        • ElimiNathan

          February 11, 2016 at 17:09

          😀

          Reply

    • Darren Peach

      February 11, 2016 at 16:53

      Agreed

      Reply

    • Murshid Raven

      February 12, 2016 at 08:20

      I dont understand, whats wrong with Windows 10?

      Reply

  8. HairyEwok

    February 11, 2016 at 16:23

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

    Reply

  9. miaau

    February 11, 2016 at 16:41

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

    Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      February 11, 2016 at 16:52

      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!!!????

      Reply

      • miaau

        February 11, 2016 at 16:59

        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?

        Reply

        • Pieter Kruger

          February 11, 2016 at 17:03

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

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 11, 2016 at 18:24

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

        Reply

        • Pieter Kruger

          February 11, 2016 at 18:47

          You are very privileged!

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            February 12, 2016 at 07:47

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

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 12, 2016 at 08:33

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

          • Hammersteyn

            February 12, 2016 at 08:36

            I wonder to

        • HvR

          February 12, 2016 at 08:51

          Time to check your privilege Hammer 🙂

          Reply

    • Jonah Cash

      February 11, 2016 at 17:00

      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?

      Reply

    • Darren Peach

      February 11, 2016 at 17:25

      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.

      Reply

    • Pieter Kruger

      February 12, 2016 at 00:59

      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! ????

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 12, 2016 at 07:47

        How so?

        Reply

        • Pieter Kruger

          February 12, 2016 at 08:32

          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!

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            February 12, 2016 at 08:37

            Probably why SF5 is on going to PC

  10. Jonah Cash

    February 11, 2016 at 16:50

    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…

    Reply

    • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

      February 11, 2016 at 16:52

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

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        February 11, 2016 at 16:53

        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!

        Reply

        • Alessandro Barbosa

          February 11, 2016 at 16:54

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

          Reply

          • Jonah Cash

            February 11, 2016 at 16:56

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

          • Darren Peach

            February 11, 2016 at 16:57

            Feel your pain.

          • Hammersteyn

            February 11, 2016 at 18:23

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

          • Darren Peach

            February 11, 2016 at 16:56

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

          • Alessandro Barbosa

            February 11, 2016 at 17:00

            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

            February 11, 2016 at 17:02

            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

            February 11, 2016 at 17:03

            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

            February 11, 2016 at 17:07

            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

            February 11, 2016 at 17:08

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

          • Jonah Cash

            February 11, 2016 at 17:10

            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

            February 11, 2016 at 17:10

            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

            February 11, 2016 at 17:11

            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

            February 11, 2016 at 17:12

            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

            February 11, 2016 at 17:13

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

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 11, 2016 at 17:13

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

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 11, 2016 at 17:07

            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

            February 11, 2016 at 17:08

            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

            February 11, 2016 at 18:22

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

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 11, 2016 at 18:45

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

          • Hammersteyn

            February 12, 2016 at 07:47

            Not found…. why you lie to me?

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 12, 2016 at 08:26

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

          • Hammersteyn

            February 12, 2016 at 08:38

            Bwahahaha

          • Hammersteyn

            February 11, 2016 at 18:21

            Truth!

          • Darren Peach

            February 11, 2016 at 17:02

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

          • Darren Peach

            February 11, 2016 at 17:07

            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

            February 11, 2016 at 17:08

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

          • Darren Peach

            February 11, 2016 at 17:08

            Yikes.

          • RustedFaith

            February 11, 2016 at 18:00

            got mine before the rand gave in 🙂

          • Pieter Kruger

            February 11, 2016 at 17:01

            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

      February 11, 2016 at 18:20

      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

      Reply

      • Jonah Cash

        February 12, 2016 at 07:12

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

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          February 12, 2016 at 07:48

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

          Reply

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      February 11, 2016 at 20:21

      I feel for you dude.

      Reply

  11. Commander Admiral Chief

    February 11, 2016 at 20:21

    Dat Win10 doe…

    Reply

  12. Martin Human

    February 12, 2016 at 08:53

    Screw those specs for real man

    Reply

  13. Mossel

    February 12, 2016 at 09:07

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

    Reply

  14. chimera_85

    February 12, 2016 at 10:18

    “minimum ones aren’t too bad” O_o

    Reply

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