5 Reasons To Reconsider Buying Quantum Break on PC

5 Reasons To Reconsider Buying Quantum Break on PC

Quantum Break, the upcoming third person shooter from Remedy Entertainment, makers of Alan Wake, is in the news a lot these days, and not without reason. This is a game surrounded by a lot of hype, not just because of the graphics, but also because Remedy’s track record in delivering a game that’s solid on the story side and gameplay fronts too. However, we think there’s 5 reasons you might not want to buy the game for the PC.  Here’s why

#1. Overkill in terms of Hardware Requirements

As seen from the leaked screens, the graphics come at a price, as evident from the hardware and the system requirements.

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Obviously, many gamers will not be able to play the game on ultra or even recommended settings, thus unable to enjoy the game to it’s full extent.

#2. Online Only Cutscenes?

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Quantum Break is a single player game but you’ll still need a stable internet connection in order to stream the cutscenes. So what happens if the connection drops? No cool cutscenes for you.

 

#3. Windows Store Exclusivity

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The game is  available exclusively on Windows Store, which is terribly buggy. For starters, there’s the network connectivity issue. There’s no way for frame rate counters to work on Windows apps . To make things worse, you can’t switch off Vsync and you won’t have access to a .exe file.

 

#4. No Offline Saves

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Backing up saves online is all well and good, but unlike on Steam, Origin or Uplay, there will be no copies of offline saves at all. Which means for starting the game you will need an Internet connection. Seriously, this is a single player game. This replicates the dread “always online” Xbox policy.  

#5. DirectX 12

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This game uses DX12 – which is why we need Windows 10 to run the game – and we saw how well that worked out for Hitman 2016. DirectX 12 itself is still a work in stage. It’s still iffy on how well Remedy can implement the tech in Quantum Break. 

So that’s our two cents. Let us know if you still think Quantum Break is worth the buy on PC, or if we’ve convinced you otherwise.

 

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  • William Fenton

    Can I play higher than 720p and 30fps (not even entirely stable either) on Xbox One?

    • Trilokesh Barua

      We are talking about pc but as far as it’s been reported XBOX ONE will be running on 720p and 30fps

  • avi

    nah, I’m going to get it.
    none of those reasons bother me in the slightest.

    and those episodes….you literally only have to stream like 4 episodes (over 40 possible) in a campaign, 20 mins each. considering that most people with less than decent internet can stream netflix easily, this shouldn’t even be an issue unless you don’t have internet at all (which is not many people these days).
    and what’s the big deal about online? who isn’t online these days? you? seriously, if this was like early 2000s or something, I’d agree, but it’s 2016. a large, large majority of people have internet.

    • Approximately 54% of the entire world still does not have access to the internet so your argument about “Who isn’t online these days?” is lame and you have obviously done no research to say something like that.

      http://www.internetlivestats.com/internet-users/

      • Trilokesh Barua

        Also I want to point out that you will be streaming 4k videos then it will be downscaled to your pc if you’re using a 1080p screen and do you think guys who can watch netflix is justifiable here? NOPE I don’t think so.

    • Trilokesh Barua

      Also I want to point out that you will be streaming 4k videos then it will be downscaled to your pc if you’re using a 1080p screen and do you think guys who can watch netflix is justifiable here? NOPE I don’t think so man.

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