Quantum Break, the first blockbuster of Microsoft's 2016 gaming lineup, is now closer than ever, hitting the Xbox One and Windows 10 on April 5th. The game has an innovative twist regarding presentation, merging a time-bending third-person shooter with an interconnected live-action show.
If you're still yet to preorder Quantum Break, it's not too late to lock down your copy for launch day. Below we've compiled a list of the different ways to obtain Quantum Break, in both digital and physical forms. We've also made sure to include some of our favorite pieces of Quantum Break merchandise to pick up alongside the game next month.
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Depending on where your copy of Quantum Break is preordered, you'll receive a range of pre-order bonuses. Some preorder bonuses are exclusive to certain retailers, making your choice of retailer more complicated than the price alone. Below, we've listed many top video game retailers in the UK and the preorder bonuses they offer.
If preordering from GAME, you can obtain a free copy of Alan Wake's American Nightmare when over the age of 18 (and providing a valid ID in-store).
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If you redeem a digital code for Quantum Break from any retailer before April 10th, you'll also get a free copy of the game for Windows 10!
Quantum Break (Standard Disc)
Across most retailers, the standard version of Quantum Break is being offered for £40, with additional bonus content dependent on the retailer (detailed breakdown supplied above). This version of the game is most common and stocked by a majority of video game distributors.
Preorder the game from various video game retailers below:
Quantum Break (Standard Digital)
A digital version of Quantum Break is also available, sold as a pre-paid code to be redeemed via Xbox Live. Most retailers who stock pre-paid codes will distribute the codes ahead of launch, to give players the chance to pre-load the title. Like digital copies purchased directly from the Xbox Store, these copies of the game will unlock at 12:01 UK time.
The following retailers stock digital copies of Quantum Break for Xbox One.
Quantum Break Special Edition Xbox One Console Bundle
For those yet to jump onto Microsoft's latest console, the Quantum Break special edition console bundle is the best way to get started with the platform. The bundle includes a special edition white/black Xbox One console and controller, alongside a pre-paid code for the digital version of the game. So long as the code is redeemed before April 10th, you'll also receive a free copy of the game for your Windows 10 PC. This unlocks the opportunity to experience cross-platform Windows 10 gaming and the ability to sync saves between the Windows 10 and Xbox One versions of the game.
- Xbox One 500GB console
- Xbox One wireless controller with 3.5mm headset jack
- Quantum Break full game download
- Xbox 360 full game download of Alan Wake (playable on Xbox One)
- 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial
The Quantum Break special edition console bundle is available from the following top retailers:
- Microsoft Store (White/Black available) - (£319.99)
- http://Amazon.co.uk (Black available) - (£249.99)
- GAME (White/Black available) - (£249.99)
Quantum Break: Zero State
Quantum Break: Zero State is an upcoming novel from Remedy Entertainment's Cam Rogers, who also participated in the main game's writing. While little is known about the novel's contents, we can expect the events explored in the novel to further flesh out the story established by Quantum Break.
Here is the current synopsis provided by Remedy:
"Jack Joyce spent six years trying to escape - escape his life, escape time, escape the madness of his brother, Will. But when he finally returns home, it turns out his brother isn't quite so mad. Will has created a time machine, one with the potential to save humanity. War? Preventable. Natural disasters? Stoppable. Except for one tiny problem...his machine will also cause the end of time as we know it. Now Jack has just one chance to turn back time, to fix what was broken, to save the world."
Quantum Break: Zero State will be available from a majority of leading book stores.
Quantum Break: The Secret History of Time Travel (Game Guide)
Quantum Break: The Secret History of Time Travel is a must-buy for those interested in the game's lore and development. The book gives Quantum Break fans an insight into the game's creation through developer commentary, concept art, and breakdown of the game's lore. The guide has been complied by renowned game guide publisher Prima Games, therefore, contains a breakdown of each level, a guide to tackling the game's branching story and other tactical essentials.
Here is a breakdown of the book's contents:
- History of Remedy
- Early Development Concept Art Gallery
- Full Strategy Guide: Comprehensive coverage of Quantum Break
- Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide
- Exclusive Extras
The book will only be printed once, so make sure to preorder a copy soon!
Quantum Break: The Secret History of Time Travel will be available from most video game retailers, to be purchased alongside the game at launch.
Quantum Break Original Game Soundtrack
During the game's development, Remedy Entertainment has undeniably put a focus on the game's sound effects and score, which plays a major role in portraying the intended atmosphere. When using Jack Joyce's time bending powers, the music's tempo dynamically adapts to your in-game actions, creating a unique experience for each player. A preview Quantum Break's soundtrack is now available on the Microsoft Studios official SoundCloud page, giving a sample of what the final product may offer.
The Quantum Break soundtrack is currently listed on http://Amazon.co.uk, but as new online distributors open preorders for the album, this list will be updated.
Quantum Break Original Game Soundtrack Vinyl
For the collectors out there, iam8bit is distributing a limited run of Quantum Break's official soundtrack in vinyl form. The 180-gram heavyweight vinyl is packed with thirteen tracks from the game's score and decorated with artwork from Christina Mrozik. Only 3000 have been produced, so make sure to order one today!
- Music by Petri Alanko
- Album Art by Christina Mrozik
- 180-Gram Vinyl
- Includes digital soundtrack (code comes w/ vinyl)
- Limited Edition of 3,000
"iam8bit, Microsoft Studios and Remedy have teamed up to bring you the futuristic and heart pounding score from Quantum Break on vinyl. The soundtrack explodes with kinetic beats from acclaimed composer, Petri Alanko (Alan Wake, Imaginaerum - The Movie). The range of the sound is impressive - from melodic symphony and to futuristic intensity, packing a lot of scope into a single disc. We've mastered the audio specifically for vinyl at Telegraph Mastering Studio. The records are 180-gram heavyweight vinyl, making them less prone to warping over time."
Official Quantum Break T-Shirt
Microsoft Studios is also offering a limited run of official Quantum Break shirts, ahead of April 5th. As with the other limited edition items on our list, make sure to order as soon as possible to guarantee yourself a piece of official apparel. As these shirts are being shipped from the United States, postage costs add a signifcant amount to the price!
"Monarch Solutions is happy to reveal the latest in time traveling gear. Suit up in this limited edition tee as you harness time and take control of your destiny. Doesn't matter if you're fighting yesterday, today, or tomorrow this versatile soft tee will be the one thing that won't let you down and is patented with our latest "Time Fracture Proof" technology. Make sure to grab one while limited supplies last!"
Sizes Small to XXXL are available.
Get the shirt from the Microsoft Studios store below:
If you're still not sold on Quantum Break, we recommend checking out our extensive coverage which will continue beyond the game's launch. For a breakdown of the game and live-action its live-action counterpart, make sure to take a look at our initial impressions today, and and our full review for Xbox One!
Have we missed any of your favorite Quantum Break goodies? Make sure to let us know in the comments!