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Quantum Break patch looking to fix PC woes this week

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Quantum Break Xbox One and PC Patch incoming2

Quantum Break is a great game, and I said as much in my review of the Xbox One version earlier this month. The game is still up there in terms of quality with the best the console has to offer, but it’s no secret that those unfortunate enough to have purchased the PC edition are having a very different experience with the game. Handicapped by Microsoft’s Universal Window Platform, Quantum Break is plagued with a number of crippling issues on PC. Issues that Remedy Entertainment might fix this week.

Remedy have been rather quiet over the past few weeks concerning patches for Quantum Break, but yesterday revealed that the title’s second update should be coming around to both Xbox One and PC by the end of the week. There’s no change log yet, but considering the last we heard from Remedy included a long list of PC issue they wanted to fix, it’s a good bet that many of them have been addressed. Hopefully.

The game is the second to be bogged down by the platform it has been released on, with similar performance issues killing Gears of War: Ultimate Edition just a few months ago. Microsoft is desperately trying to address issues at a grassroots level too, but right now any game released exclusively via their platform has been a mess. It’s a combination of factors that restrict PC Gaming far more than it should, while criminally under-utilising powered hardware such as SLI and Crossfire setups and high refresh rate monitors.

Quantum Break is just another victim to UWP, and Remedy is doing the best they can it seems to fix what they can from their side. It’s a pity that the game is in the state that it is too, because Quantum Break at its finest really is a remarkable experience. The narrative is engaging and well written, and the time-bending gameplay becomes satisfying very early on.

Still, despite this patch, it’s probably still wise to pick it up on Xbox One if you can. At least until we know for sure that the PC version is up to scratch.

Last Updated: April 26, 2016

22 Comments

  1. I mean, THEY DON’T HAVE AN EXIT OPTION!! HOW!? WHAT AND BLOODY WHY!?

    This patch can’t come soon enough…

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 26, 2016 at 12:44

      New games are released without being properly tested and with many bugs every single month. You know why? Because they can do it without repercussions, sure you can get a refund on Steam, but I’m not sure the same counts for the Windon’t store

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        April 26, 2016 at 12:53

        There is no refund option in their store and, and this really gets to me, they charge R999 for the game, ON PC!!! Where games are supposedly “cheaper”… Any “Universal” platform is something to stay the hell away from.

        The game testing also gets me down, thing is, how much are you willing to pay for quality control and good feedback?

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 26, 2016 at 13:00

          I’d say wait for a Steam sales. But steam tends to fog up Windows every time

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          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 13:07

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 13:09

            …only if it detects an inferior device in your house

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 13:11

            Also, MS will probably never release this on Steam, so either you buy an Xbox or you keep struggling with the PC version you have… And it is so unnecessary…Why do this to the people that support your product? “To be able to claim the 30% distribution fee we’d have to pay Valve?”

    • RinceThis

      April 26, 2016 at 14:54

      Obvious, if they had an exit option people wouldn’t come back…

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        April 26, 2016 at 15:06

        HAHAHAHAHA!!! Well done!!!

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  2. Fnuik

    April 26, 2016 at 12:46

    What I don’t get is why can’t Remedy just pick up the phone, call Epic games and ask them what issues they had with UWP and fix them before releasing the game. Then send Epic a biltong hamper to say thanks. Problem solved.

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      April 26, 2016 at 12:53

      YOU SIR!!! You have WON my upvote today!

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      • Fnuik

        April 26, 2016 at 12:55

        Why, thank you! Biltong hamper is on it’s way.

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 26, 2016 at 13:09

      LOL @ bilton hamper

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  3. Raptor Rants

    April 26, 2016 at 12:58

    What is up with the games industry lately?

    Gears, Quantum, Arkham Knight (Still). etc etc. Everything releases as a utter mess.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 26, 2016 at 13:01

      Master Race problems….
      I suffer not in my muddy hut

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      • Raptor Rants

        April 26, 2016 at 13:02

        It’s not a PC issue only. Even Console games have their issues (Or mid life upgrades to a better version).

        It’s just… This industry has seen better days and is in need of a serious turnaround before it crashes.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 26, 2016 at 13:07

          For that to happen people need to vote with their wallet and they do. Gleefully spending cash on Preorder, DLC and MTs.

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          • Raptor Rants

            April 26, 2016 at 13:34

            Some people are suckers

    • Fox1 - Retro

      April 26, 2016 at 14:17

      Moving to the X86 platform would make games easier to develop they said.

      Moving to the X86 platform would make games cheaper they said.

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  4. Fox1 - Retro

    April 26, 2016 at 14:44

    Quantum Patch.

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  5. R Valencia

    April 26, 2016 at 17:11

    Quantum Break runs fine on AMD PC GCNs.

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  6. Erik Sørensen

    April 27, 2016 at 00:20

    This game for PC is rubbish. Yet another bad port. Microsoft wants people to buy Xbox. And there is NO refund for people who bought it for PC. This game really sucks on PC. Low framerate, stuttering graphics……sh”t!

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