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Currently available for purchase in the Windows Store and Xbox Store, Quantum Break will be made available to more gamers across a number of operating systems when it hits Steam next month. This digital download will include all of the latest updates, a list of which can be found on the game’s official site. Starting today, both the Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition and Windows Store version are available for $39.99. This is the perfect time to grab a digital copy of Quantum Break for PC.

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A step in the right direction. Now, release all future titles on steam and Windows store at same time.
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A step in the right direction. Now, release all future titles on steam and Windows store at same time.

Why would they do that ? Seems sensible to me to first release your games on your own platform then to others after a period of time has passed
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Does the Steam version still require the M$py store to run? If so still not buying it.

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How is this gaming running now? I had to get a refund as it ran like dirt on my 970.
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How is this gaming running now? I had to get a refund as it ran like dirt on my 970.

It will still run like dirt lol.
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Does the Steam version still require the M$py store to run? If so still not buying it.

I doubt it.
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Does the Steam version still require the M$py store to run? If so still not buying it.

It works on win 7 so I'd say no.
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It works on win 7 so I'd say no.

I assume the game will use D3D11 on any OS below Windows 10.

Edit: Of course it will! It's only wrapped in DX12 for the store version without any true DX12 technologies present.
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It works on win 7 so I'd say no.

I assume the game will use D3D11 on any OS below Windows 10.

Edit: Of course it will! It's only wrapped in DX12 for the store version without any true DX12 technologies present.

It will be interesting to see how the two versions differ in visuals and performance. If they are releasing it as a DX 11 title then it most probably means that it was developed as such from the beginning, it doesn't make financial sense to backport the engine to a previous DX version had it been coded in DX 12 from the start, especially given that the title wasn't that highly rated to begin with and all the Microsoft Studios' closures a few months ago.

So the question is, did they add anything to make the DX 12 wrapper worthwhile, well aside from trying to bolster Windows 10's adoption, that is? It will also be interesting to watch if they added anything to the store version in the meantime to be able to claim so.
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