Microsoft today announced that Alan Wake’s American Nightmare developer Remedy Entertainment will release Quantum Break simultaneously on Xbox One and PC. Because XBLA Fans eschews AAA game coverage in favor of reporting on indie and smaller digital game, this news is of little consequence to our readers.
What may be more relevant for our purposes, however, is the much quieter revelation that Quantum Break save files will sync up between Xbox One and PC. That means it’ll be possible to begin playing on one platform, take a break and then pick up where you left off — on an entirely different platform.
“If you play the game on Xbox One or you play the game on Windows 10, your saves will be synced from one version to the other,” Global Product Marketing Manager Aaron Greenberg told Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb during a video promoting Quantum Break‘s release.
It was a throwaway comment that was quickly glossed over in favor of talk about Quantum Break‘s cross-buy feature, which offers Xbox One digital buyers a free copy of the PC version. There has been no mention of whether or not Microsoft intends to bring cross-save to future titles, but it certainly seems like a logical conclusion to draw when you hear that the console holder is keen on giving away more PC games when consumers digitally purchase those games’ Xbox equivalents.
“We’ll make it a platform feature. We think it’s good for gamers,” tweeted Phil Spencer in response to a fan question about whether or not third-party games will get cross-buys.
XBLA Fans has reached out to Microsoft to inquire if other future cross-buy games will get the save sync feature and will update this story should they issue a response.