Quantum Break Has A Hilarious DRM On PC For Dealing With Pirates


Quantum Break is now officially available on the Windows 10 store and Xbox One. This is the first game by Remedy Entertainment after they released Alan Wake American Nightmare for the Xbox 360 and PC. It is a completely new IP and an ambitious project that takes the cinematic spectacle of a TV Show and mixes it with gameplay segments.

Remedy Entertainment are well known for their easter egg for Alan Wake on PC, which gave the main character an eye patch of a pirate. This same easter egg appears to be in effect on PC and it can be triggered if the game is started without logging into the Windows 10 Store.


The result is pretty much the same as seen in Alan Wake.


While Alan Wake could be pirated on PC, Quantum Break is still not hacked and can only be bought legally through the Windows 10 store. In this case here, it appears to be a simple glitch due to the users not logging into their Windows 10 store account when playing the game. The official FAQ also lists this as a bug.

Q:Jack looks like a pirate.

A: DRM might’ve accidentally triggered. Reboot the game and eat a lot of vitamin C.

Quantum Break is available now for the Xbox One and Windows 10.

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