Anyone Who Pirates Quantum Break Is In For A Surprise

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Looks like the new time-bending shooter has a moral code: an eye for an eye.

As spotted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Remedy Entertainment has hidden a joke within Quantum Break meant exclusively for pirates. If Quantum Break detects that players have stolen their copy of the game, it will outfit the main character, Jack Joyce, with the eyepatch you see above. Pretty funny!

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Perhaps this seems familiar to you. Back when Remedy released Alan Wake, they pulled a similar stunt:

Illustration for article titled Anyone Who Pirates iQuantum Break/i Is In For A Surprise
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The new eyepatch is next-gen, of course.

Remedy even has a segment addressing the eyepatch in their official FAQ:

Jack looks like a pirate.

DRM might’ve accidentally triggered. Make sure you’ve logged into your Microsoft account before starting the game (thanks NeoGAF!).

What this means, in effect, is that players can don the eyepatch without having to pirate the game. You know, if you’re curious about it.

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DISCUSSION

I think if I spent thousands of hours making a game, I’d code it so every NPC the illegal downloader passed flipped change at my character (even bosses), while they muttered things like “poor guy”, “here, buy yourself something to eat”, “sorry you are so hard up, don’t worry, things will probably pick up for you in the future, hang in there.”