Quantum Break
Shawn Ashmore's character in a Quantum Break screenshot Microsoft

Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break will arrive on PC alongside the console release on 5 April, developers Remedy Entertainment has announced. Those who pre-order the digital version for Xbox One will receive a free copy of the Windows 10-compatible version for free.

It was also announced that the Xbox One version will come bundled with a download for Remedy's last game, Xbox 360 title Alan Wake, which will work via backwards compatibility and include its two DLC packs. Those who pre-order will also get access to Alan Wake's American Nightmare - a standalone expansion.

Quantum Break System Specs PC
Quantum Break's PC specs.

The minimum and recommended system requirements for the PC version of Quantum Break have also been revealed (right), as well as a new trailer (embedded below). Saves can transfer from one version to another but there is no cross-platform play as it is a single-player only title.

Microsoft has been promising a closer-knit relationship between its Xbox ecosystem and PC presence since its announcement of the Windows 10 operating system, which was also the basis of the new Xbox One dashboard released late last year.

To date Fable Legends, Gigantic, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Halo Wars 2, Sea of Thieves, Killer Instinct: Season 3 and Ori and the Blind Forest are the only games that have been officially announced for both Xbox One and Windows 10, as well as Quantum Break.

The news opens up the doors for upcoming Xbox One exclusives like Gears of War 4, Crackdown 3 and Scalebound to also arrive on PC.

Quantum Break is a sort of video game and television hybrid, with the story split across live action television episodes and third-person action game missions. The story revolves around the manipulation of time and stars Shawn Ashmore, famous for playing Ice Man in the X-Men film series, and Dominic Monaghan, who played Merry in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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