Yesterday we got the surprise announcement that Quantum Break, a highly anticipated Xbox One exclusive would actually also be launching on the PC at the same time in April. On top of that, those who pre-order the Xbox One version get the PC version as well, which is something we will see happen more often as Microsoft wants to bring more cross-platform features to Xbox One and Windows 10.
According to Microsoft’s head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, cross-buy between PC and Xbox One will be a platform feature: “We’ll make it a platform feature. We think it’s good for gamers. More players, more games, better ecosystem”.
Quantum Break will be the first game from Microsoft to launch on the Xbox One and PC with cross-buy, the game will also have a cross-save feature so players can pick up where they left over and switch between the game on the console and the PC without losing any progress.
Microsoft has been talking about supporting the PC platform better going forward for a while now but this is the first big push from the company. That said, some are concerned about the high recommended system requirements for Quantum Break on PC.
KitGuru Says: I’m happy to see Microsoft doing this and hopefully it is a sign of more to come. As a Xbox/PC gamer myself, I am particularly looking forward to cross-buy as I tend to own a lot of the same games across platforms. While Quantum Break’s recommended requirements are high, hopefully, this won’t be a case of bad optimization but a case of really pushing graphical boundaries like Crysis did back in the day.