Morning DLC: Video Game News & Rumors 2/15/2016


"Xbox games coming to PC is good news for anyone who doesn’t want to cough up cash for a console, but what’s the catch? It turns out there is a catch in the case of Quantum Break, but it’s arguably not a massive one. According to Xbox marketing guy Aaron Greenberg speaking on a recent Major Nelson podcast, Quantum Break won’t be available on Steam.“Quantum Break on Windows 10 is a Windows Store exclusive,” Greenberg said unambiguously. He also mentioned that Xbox achievements will carry between Windows 10 and Xbox One, as the game will share save files across the platforms."

Quantum Break Exclusive to Windows Store on PC

In a move that should surprise no one, the Quantum Break release, alongside likely all other first party published Xbox titles, will only appear the Windows Store on PC. If there was some hope that a PC release would mean you could escape Microsoft’s clutches then you have not been paying close enough attention. This decision is yet another sign that Microsoft, while not ending support for Xbox One, would like to extend greater PC support to their first party titles.

Halo 4 and 5 have both been relative disappointments as the brand has not stayed as strong as when it peaked with Halo 3. Meanwhile, the PC ports of Microsoft properties like Titanfall have gone on to be very successful on PC in addition to those sales on Xbox One. While it may seem smart to lock down content on the Xbox One platform, the system itself is rather limited in reach at the moment in comparison to the PC audience. When it comes to business, it is all about the bottom line and Microsoft is definitely working to recoup on what can be seen as “soft” sales of many of their exclusive titles with this Windows Store cross-buy, cross-save functionality.

"Over at the New York Toy Fair this weekend, PixelDan managed to catch up with Randy Falk of NECA Toys to chat a bit about some upcoming figures and products. In addition to musing on comic book merch and such, he touched on a Sony line that involves Nathan Drake, Kratos, and…Crash?Falk noted his enthusiasm for Sony products (all of this starts at 4:00 in the video below), stating “we’ve got back in with Sony. And looking at some of their other titles…I see they’re bringing Crash Bandicoot back, so there’s some great stuff there.” This is directly following a tease from one of Sony’s Twitter accounts."

Crash Back?

"A representative for NECA told GameSpot today that the company is not in fact producing new Crash figures, at least not right now.“It’s not the case,” the rep said. “Someone has misunderstood a comment he made. Randy saw a faked fan-made image right before he came to the show and said that if the game were coming back, we’d love to do figures.”"

Not Really

In yet another weekend saga of “wait.. really? No? Aww?!” Crash Bandicoot was confirmed then immediately shut down by NECA Toys. It seems the director of NECA Toys had a bit of a misunderstanding. It is a rather curious incident. As many others followed up on this story noted, this was the second mention of Crash in recent history with a PlayStation Middle East tweeting a wanted photo of Crash earlier this month.

"Coming to toy store shelves later this year, Destiny Mega Bloks sets promise physical content fans of the series will enjoy briefly before setting it on the shelf and waiting for more. My friend Andy Robertson of FamilyGamerTV grabbed video of the figures and sets at Toy Fair."

Destiny getting physical toy releases

While many Destiny video game players will have to wait months before the next large expansion of content, Destiny toy collectors are in luck as there will be some Mega Bloks made in the likeness of Destiny on the way. I am not much of a toy collector myself, but this should please many whom may both game and collect toys. The Toys to Life genre is doing pretty well after all.

Happy Monday, Readers!