Quantum Break for PC Rated in Brazil - Then Goes Missing

Quantum Break for PC Rated in Brazil - Then Goes Missing

Quantum Break, an upcoming third-person shooter that revolves around a hero capable of time manipulation, has been handed the rating of "16+" in Brazil for the PC despite having never been announced for the system.

The Xbox One exclusive is scheduled for release on April 5 this year, and has yet to be rated by the American-based Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). But the Ministério da Justiça - Brazil's ministry of justice - provided the parental rating as "not recommended for minors under 16" on its website on Monday, spotted first by video gaming blog Gematsu.

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In what could potentially be a mix-up or a leak, the Brazilian ministry posted two ratings on the page - for Xbox One and the PC - leading fans to believe that the game would be launching on the latter too. But the PC rating has since been removed, although if the story of Alan Wake - the developer Remedy Entertainment's previous big title - is anything to go by, then a future PC release shouldn't be ruled out just yet.

Alan Wake was an Xbox 360 exclusive at launch in 2010, but Remedy's history - then head of franchise development Oskari Häkkinen said "PC gaming is part of Remedy's heritage" - and enthusiasm for a computer version eventually secured Microsoft's approval which led to the game arriving on Windows in 2012.

Unfortunately, both Matias Myllyrinne - then CEO of Remedy - and Häkkinen left the studio in the space of a week mid-2015, so it remains to be seen if the developer will push for a PC edition this time round as well.

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Microsoft is also producing a live-action television mini-series to partner the game, and the events of show will adapt and integrate with the player's progress in-game. The show will star X-Men's Shawn Ashmore and Lost's Dominic Monaghan as protagonists, Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen and The Wire's Lance Reddick as antagonists, supported by a cast of Patrick Heusinger, Marshall Allman, Mimi Michaels, Courtney Hope and Brooke Nevin.

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Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil ...More
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