Remedy’s Sam Lake Addresses Criticism of Quantum Break on PC; Studio Wants “As Many People to Enjoy It As Possible”
With just over a month to go, the long-awaited and highly-anticipated new title from Remedy Entertainment, Quantum Break, is seen by many as one of the marquee titles for Xbox One this spring, though criticism arose with the surprise reveal that the game will also be coming to Windows 10.
Speaking in an interview with Eurogamer, Remedy Entertainment creative director Sam Lake addressed some of the feedback and criticisms experienced with Quantum Break also coming to PC and the notion of the game being “taken away” from Xbox One owners as a big exclusive for the year, following the recent initiative of Microsoft bridging the gap between Xbox One and PC by bringing over other titles, such as Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and more.
Lake expressed being “slightly confused by that reaction” in speaking to Eurogamer, though elaborated a bit further on the matter that he did “understand people being passionate, and feeling ownership on their preferred platform.”
However, Lake also explained on behalf of Remedy Entertainment that “at the same time, as the maker of a game like this, we just hope we can get as many people to enjoy it as possible,” adding that “from my perspective, adding another option of playing the game, it’s all positive.”
Lake also explained in the interview that the PC version of Quantum Break “was in the discussions for a long while” internally at the studio, and especially given the company’s long history with PC gaming with the Max Payne series.
Ultimately though, Lake added that on the subject of announcing the PC version that “because they’re business-oriented decisions, you can’t talk about them until the final agreement has been set,” though Lake and the team were “really happy to get that to be a part of this.”
Though the PC version of Quantum Break was met with a bit of criticism given its heavy marketing as an Xbox One exclusive, Lake concluded to Eurogamer that “we have an awesome partnership with Microsoft, and a long-running one. They’ve been great. And at the end of the day, it’s about games.”
Quantum Break releases for Xbox One and PC on April 5th, 2016.