We already knew that Quantum Break would be hitting the Xbox One in April. But the next game from the creators of Max Payne is also coming to Windows, too. And if you pre-order the console version, you can get Quantum Break on PC for free.
Even better for console owners, Remedy Entertainment’s much-loved Alan Wake titles will be landing Microsoft’s newest game machine too, for no extra charge if you pre-order. Here are the details from Microsoft’s announcement:
Alan Wake Included with Quantum Break for Xbox One; American Nightmare Available with Pre-Order
Two of Remedy Entertainment’s most popular and critically-acclaimed classics — Alan Wake and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare — are now part of the Quantum Break experience. Every copy of Quantum Break for Xbox One will come with a full-game download for Alan Wake for Xbox 360, plus its two add-on packs, The Signal and The Writer, playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. Fans who pre-order Quantum Break for Xbox One at participating retailers or through the Xbox Store will also receive a full-game download of Alan Wake’s American Nightmare for Xbox 360.
Pre-Order Quantum Break for Xbox One to Receive the Windows 10 Version at No Additional Cost
Xbox wants to empower gamers to play the games they want with the people they want on the devices they want, so Microsoft Studios and Remedy Entertainment will launch Quantum Break on Windows 10 simultaneously with the Xbox One version on April 5, 2016. Anyone who pre-orders the Xbox One digital version of Quantum Break through the Xbox Store, purchases an Xbox One digital token at participating retailers, or pre-orders an Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break bundle, will receive the Windows 10 version of the game downloadable at the Windows Store via redemption code.*
The news of the Break/Wake XB1 bundle comes after some Wake-themed foreshadowing by Remedy creative director Sam Lake.
— Sam Lake (@SamLakeRMD) December 3, 2015
The existence of backwards-compatible Alan Wake games isn’t a total surprise since Alan Wake’s American Nightmare were amongst the ones that leaked out last weekend alongside Red Dead Redemption. It’s not quite the new game that Alan Wake fans have been hoping for but a great way to experience those games for those who haven’t played them.