Remedy's Quantum Break game on Xbox One and PC has been smashing sales records. It provided the best opening weekend sales for a new Microsoft IP in the history of the Xbox One, and has topped the UK's all-formats chart in its debut week. However in the week or so that has passed since its launch, the game has been seen to have some rather large playability issues, at least on the PC platform.
Yesterday Remedy posted a status update reassuring Quantum Break PC gamers that it is "working diligently with Microsoft Studios," to quash various Windows 10 issues and provide solutions. It apologised for the problems faced by players and promised to do its best to monitor feedback and solve these issues.
The main Quantum Break on Windows 10 issues being worked upon are as follows:
- Stuttering Frame-Rate / Frame Pacing – fix due soon
- Windows 10 Performance Issues – working with AMD and Nvidia about this, especially concerning video memory becomes fragmentation
- Windows 10 Frame Rate Lock – Microsoft will allow the disabling of VSYNC and add support for G-SYNC and FreeSync in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer
- A quit option will be added to the main menu
- A fix for the crash-at-launch issue
- Image quality issues, providing more control and toggles for features like film grain
- Changing the rendering technique on PCs
- Fixing Windows Store download issues – this experience is also earmarked to be fixed in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
- Cloud save issues.
Remedy asks that PC gamers use the following graphics drivers for now; AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.1, or GeForce driver version 362.00 from Nvidia.
Last but not least, in answer to a question over support for SLI or other multi-GPU solutions Remedy makes the following statement "Quantum Break on Windows 10 unfortunately doesn’t support DirectX12 multi-GPU rendering. Due to the engine architecture, the work needed to support multiple GPUs would have been significant and out of scope for Remedy for Quantum Break."
If you got a free code for the PC version of Quantum Break with your Xbox One version pre-order your key should be with you shortly, if you don't have it already.
An interesting video comparing Nvidia and AMD performance in Quantum Break