Thursday, 11 August 2016

QUANTUM BREAK breaking free of shackles of Windows 10

Remedy's time-bending action game/TV show hybrid Quantum Break was released back in April as an exclusive for X-Box One and Windows 10 PCs. Five months later, perhaps aware that this was reducing their audience for no really good reason, Microsoft are re-releasing the game so it works on PCs with operating systems that people actually want to use.

A new edition of the game will launch on 10 September, with the game being available through Steam for Windows 7 and 8 PCs and a boxed copy shipping with lots of funky extras. This is excellent news, as I've been a massive fan of Remedy since the release of their second game, the mighty Max Payne, in 2001. Max Payne, Max Payne 2 and Alan Wake have all been excellent, original and slightly offbeat action games and Quantum Break looks very much like it's in a similar vein. The accompany TV episodes, starring genre favourites Shawn Ashmore (X-Men), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, Lost), Lance Reddick (Fringe, Lost, The Wire) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), also look entertainingly cheesy.

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