In a Facebook video posted by Remedy Entertainment’s Sam Lake the developer officially confirms that Quantum Break has gone gold ahead of its April 5th release date. In case you aren’t familiar with the term “gone gold” simply means that principle development on the game has finished, the final version of the game is complete, and discs are actually being pressed in factories that will be sent to store for the release.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that work on the game has concluded. With modern games there are patches and DLC to be concerned about, but it is a huge milestone for any game to go gold, as it is the last step in a very long process, with another long process beginning shortly afterward.
Quantum Break has been a hot topic within the world of video games as of late, mostly due to the fact that the game was announced and marketed as an Xbox One exclusive for over a year before being revealed as a Windows 10 release as well. Many Xbox One gamers took offense to this, saying that they had been lied to or otherwise deceived. However, Microsoft seemed to go to great lengths to keep fans happy, offering one of their first cross-buy promotions for Quantum Break.
Those who buy the game digitally, for a limited time, will receive the Windows 10 copy of the game for free. Saves will also be shared between the two platforms, allowing gamers to switch between Xbox One and PC with ease. This didn’t help some angry fans though, but this seems to be the future for Microsoft and the Xbox One going forward, so don’t expect as many true exclusives going forward.
Thankfully they also announced that cross-buy would be a big part of the experience, so the Xbox One will still be getting a ton of great games going forward.