Quantum Break Dev Had Been Discussing PC Edition for "A Long While"

Plus, developer says it was "slightly confused" by the negative reaction to the PC announcement.


Quantum Break developer Remedy had been thinking about bringing the Xbox One game to PC for "a long while" before Microsoft made it official. That's according to Remedy creative director Sam Lake, who talked about this and the fan reaction to the PC announcement in a new interview with Eurogamer.

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"I was slightly confused by that reaction," Lake said.

Quantum Break was announced as an Xbox One-exclusive, so when the PC version was confirmed, some fans were not pleased. Lake said he understands how passionate gamers can be, but, as Microsoft executives have said before, bringing Quantum Break to PC should allow it to have more success. If you would like to see the Quantum Break brand succeed, a PC release might only help things.

"I do understand people being passionate, and feeling ownership on their preferred platform. I do understand that," he said. "At the same time, as the maker of a game like this, we just hope we can get as many people to enjoy it as possible. From my perspective, adding another option of playing the game, it's all positive."

Lake also revealed that Remedy and Microsoft had been in discussions "for a long while" about bringing Quantum Break to PC.

"And we were also rooting for it," he said, noting that he could not speak about the PC plans this early in the process because "they're business oriented decisions, you can't talk about them until the final agreement has been set."

The PC has "always been a part" of Remedy's history, Lake explained, referencing the PC versions of its other games such as Max Payne and Alan Wake.

Quantum Break is due to launch on April 5 for Xbox One and PC. Everyone who preorders the digital version for Xbox One gets a free Windows 10 copy. Quantum Break will not be sold on Steam, but instead only through the Windows 10 Store.

In other news about Xbox and PC gaming, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney recently accused Microsoft of monopolizing the PC game development space with its new Universal Windows Platform.

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