Quantum Break

[UPDATED] Quantum Break Breaking Onto PC As Well As Xbox One

[EDIT]: Yesterday we reported that Quantum Break was coming to PC, and that it had some pretty hefty system requirements. That’s still the case (I mean you can’t argue that even on the Xbox One, the game looks gorgeous), but the system requirements might not be as hefty as we suspected.

Earlier today, Remedy remedied the situation, and updated the requirements. As a side note, I’ll never apologize for puns.

The new requirements follow as such:

Quantum Break PC Requirements

MINIMUM
RECOMMENDED
ULTRA 
OS
Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 10 (64-bit)
DirectX
DirectX 12
DirectX 12
DirectX 12
CPU
Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or
AMD FX-6300
Intel Core i5 4690, 3.9GHz or
AMD equivalent
Intel Core i7 4790, 4GHz or AMD equivalent
GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or
AMD Radeon R9 390
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti or
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
VRAM
2 GB
4 GB
6 GB
RAM
8 GB
16 GB
16 GB

So basically, what I suspected all along turned out to be true. The previous recommended requirements were actually the ultra settings. The new recommended requirements are still hefty, but not as hefty. Still though, buying that 2GB 770 a couple years ago has turned out to be a pretty poor decision, since most games these days recommend at least three or four GB of Vram. Oh well, who doesn’t like to buy hardware upgrades.

The original story is below.

 

For anyone wondering when – if at all – the PC version of Remedy’s new action game, Quantum Break, will be out on PC, wonder no longer. The game will launch alongside the PC version on April 5th. Great news for any sad Remedy suckers out there. We PC few had to wait an inordinate amount of time to get our hands on Alan Wake. Now I’m just going to close my eyes and imagine that Quantum Break is Max PayneSpacetime Cop. 

Quantum Break coming out on PC isn’t hugely surprising. Microsoft has shown a renewed interest in their other platform. Fable Legends is coming to PC, and so is ReCore, and Sea of Thieves. It’s at least nice that we won’t have to wait to play it on PCs, though. Some might say they’ve gone as far as to Remedy the situation.

I’ll show myself out.

What more, anyone who pre-purchases a copy of the Xbox One game starting today, February 11th, will get a copy of the Windows 10 version as well. This offer will expire when the game launches on the April 5th. To make it even more interesting, the game will support cross saves between the two versions. Which is good, because after you see the system requirements, you may want to run out and buy an Xbox One instead of upgrading your computer.

Quantum Break has easily the highest system requirements in a game to date.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Requirements Recommended Specs
OS Windows 10 (64-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit)
DirectX DirectX 12 DirectX 12
CPU Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300 Intel Core i7 4790, 4GHz or AMD equivalent
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
VRAM 2 GB 6 GB
RAM 8 GB 16 GB
HDD 55 GB available space 55 GB available space

I guess we finally have our first real DirectX 12 exclusive game. My computer, which up until recently could tackle anything I threw at it, can only barely squeeze past the minimum requirements. Let’s just hope that the recommended refers to Super Duper Ultra settings and hails from the not-too-distant future. I miss the time when games had a ceiling so high only the dedicated few with godly machines could play them maxed out.

If Remedy is handling the port, then I at least have faith that it won’t be an unoptimized mess. They ported Alan Wake to PC, and did a great job in doing so.

I guess they just really want Quantum Break to break PCs, and wallets, too, I suppose.

About Josh Price

Josh Price is a writer who probably spends too many hours of the day playing video games. At some point he decided to put the two together to (hopefully) great effect. He also wrote some fiction. You should check that out if you're into such things, which you should be. Reading is FUNdamental.

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