Quantum Break appears on the Windows 10 Store, but you can't buy it yet

Quantum Break is a time bending third-person shooter from Remedy Entertainment, known for Alan Wake and Max Payne. Quantum Break promises to be a visual feast for Xbox One owners, but PC owners will be able to push the resolution all the way up to 4K resolution — if you have the hardware for it.

Quantum Break will join the likes of Rise of the Tomb Raider as Microsoft starts bolstering the Windows 10 Store's PC game offering. It'll also arrive as a cross-buy title for those who pre-order Quantum Break on Xbox One, complete with Xbox integration, meaning you can take your story progress from PC to Xbox One and vice versa. Additionally, those who purchase Quantum Break on Xbox One will also receive the Xbox 360 version of Alan Wake and all of its DLC for Xbox One's backward compatibility.

The features and recommended settings are as follows:


  • In-depth, fast-paced narrative experience crafted by Remedy Entertainment
  • Top quality live action show that is directly impacted by choices made in-game
  • Stellar cast of actors
  • One story told many ways
  • Time-amplified action gameplay
  • Navigate epic scenes of destruction as they skip and rewind in broken time


  • Quantum Break includes rich Xbox Live features like Achievements, Game DVR, Leaderboards, and more.
  • To play this game, you'll need to use your existing account on Xbox Live or the same Microsoft account you used to purchase the game.


Quantum Break has been built for Windows 10, but to ensure the game will play on your PC, the following MINIMUM PC specifications are needed:

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • DirectX 12
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX760 or AMD Radeon R7
  • VRAM: 2 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Supported peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, Xbox One Controller for Windows
  • Hard Disk Space: 55 GB free (base game)


  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • DirectX 12
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690, 2.70GHz or AMD equivalent
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX970 or AMD Radeon R9
  • VRAM: 4 GB
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Supported peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, Xbox One gamepad
  • Hard Disk Space: 55 GB free (base game)

SUPPORTED OS: Windows 10 (64-bit version only)


The game app will install to the default location set by your device. To see where the game will install, press the Windows button and type "storage" and then select 'Storage.' You may choose which drive apps will save to by default here.


  • Windows 10 download progress bar does not accurately display progress.
  • Due to a UI issue download progress may not be accurately displayed (despite downloading without issue).
  • When pausing and resuming the download, it may appear that the download has reset (appears to start from 0). However, actual download progress has not been affected.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Fable Legends, Killer Instinct and various other Microsoft-published Xbox games are known to be headed to PC via the Windows 10 Store. Quantum Break is a Windows 10 Store exclusive, meaning that you shouldn't expect to see the game on Steam or other digital marketplaces, for now.

Check out Quantum Break on the Windows 10 Store

Jez Corden
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