Microsoft surprised everyone in the gaming community when it announced that Quantum Break was actually coming to PC. The game had been touted since the very beginning as an Xbox One exclusive, so this was a pretty big shift in the landscape of the console. Even further, Microsoft revealed that anyone who bought the game digitally on Xbox One would receive the title for free on PC, adding Cross Buy as a feature, and creating a new precedent for the company.
Fans have been excited to try out this new feature, but unfortunately it looks like things aren’t exactly as we all thought. Fans who bought the game on Xbox One as instructed have been wondering where the codes are for the Windows 10 PC version. Last night Microsoft responded, and the news wasn’t exactly good.
“Codes for the Windows 10 version should arrive within 7-10 days of release,” the official Xbox support Twitter account said. They then linked to the Quantum Break PC FAQ.
It seems like many have received codes in some form, and continue to do so. The whole thing is a bit confusing at this point, with no one stepping up to provide the full picture. If you’ve received a Quantum Break PC code then you should be good, but if you haven’t, you might have a long wait in store for you.
For what it is worth, the official Quantum Break Twitter account did say that “For pre-orders on Xbox One and Xbox.com , your codes will also start going out for Win10 and Alan Wake + DLC tomorrow as well!” The “start going out” phrasing seems fishy given the other comments out there about the longer wait. They also say that codes will go out “in waves starting today”, so how long those waves take to arrive for everyone is the real question.
The inherent problem with this is that the game is already out. Gamers can play it now on their Xbox One, and having to wait for the PC version to hit kind of doesn’t make sense. Most will play through the game in the upcoming week and either finish it, or be so far that switching to PC, even with cross-save, doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Hopefully Microsoft comes out with some firmer answers to these questions soon. We’ve reached out to them for comment and will update this post when they respond.