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It's About Time: Quantum Break Coming To PC

Launches alongside Xbox version

Remedy (Max Payne, Alan Wake) have been making gorgeous, violent games about angry-sad men for years now. When they announced their latest, Quantum Break [official site], it was revealed as an Xbox One exclusive. Moments ago, they announced that the time-troubling action game will also be coming to PCs. As long as those PCs are running Windows 10. There's a proper trailer below, along with a newly released live action thing.

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The game is set in a world where time is out of joint. It seems lead character Jack Joyce (I'd have called him Rolex Clock but there it is) was born to set it right.

"When time breaks, catastrophe becomes your playground. As hero Jack Joyce, you'll fight your way through epic disasters that stutter back and forth in time. But surviving this unstable world--and halting the end of time itself--is only possible by mastering your new time powers."

It looks entertaining enough and, weirdly, I'm always happy to see Lance Reddick even though I've seen him in some duffers over the years. Most recently, he unexpectedly appeared in the pleasantly weird The Guest though, so he's earned some goodwill.

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There's an actual "digital live action series" that will follow the story of the villains. Apparently choices you make at the end of each chapter in the game will affect both the game and the show. I'll probably avoid worrying about all of that by failing to watch the show.

Of the PC release, Remedy say:

"Today we have a lot to be excited about. First of all, we’re proud to continue Remedy’s 20-year journey of making games for PC by announcing the Windows 10 version of our latest blockbuster game Quantum Break. It launches simultaneously with the Xbox One version on April 5th, 2016 and is included as a bonus item for Xbox One pre-orders."

There's all kinds of Xbox/Win10 crossover stuff here as well. Save games will be compatible between versions and if you preorder from the official Xbox store or site (as well as some participating retailers, it sez here) you'll get a copy of the PC version as well. Release date for both platforms is April 5th.

I don't have much else right now so here are some minimum and recommended specs. Tasty.

Minimum Requirements

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
HDD: 55 GB available space

Recommended Requirements

OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
DirectX: DirectX 12
IPU: Intel Core i7 4790, 4GHz or AMD equivalent
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
RAM: 16 GB
HDD: 55 GB available space

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