Microsoft Sends Quantum Break Review Copies for Xbox One Early; Embargo Lifts “Well Before” Launch

on March 16, 2016 1:17 PM

Many times we hear complaints about review copies sent just before a game’s release, or even after, but apparently this is not the case for Remedy Games’ Quantum Break.

The developer and Microsoft have started to send review codes for the Xbox One version of the game to media yesterday, as mentioned by Head of PR Thomas Puha.

Puha also explained the reasoning behind the choice, which certainly isn’t too common in the industry nowadays.

According to Puha, the decision was taken in full agreement with Microsoft:

We also learn that Windows 10 review codes will ship closer to launch, as the team is just about done with development.

Puha did not mention precisely when the embargo will lift, but he did clarify that it will be “well before” the release date.

Microsoft seems to be usually very confident with sending review codes of its games, often giving media a lot more time for reviews than most other publishers.

While I normally don’t complain about late review copies, I definitely have a lot of respect for this way of handling them.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.