Quantum Break Treats You Like A Pirate If You Are Not Logged Into Windows Store

Quantum Break has just been released on the PC and from the looks of it, the game treats you like a pirate if you try to play it without being logged into the Windows Store. Not that you really can, but under a number of circumstances you may lose connection to the Windows Store and the anti-piracy DRM may get triggered.

What the game basically does, when players log out of the Windows Store after launching the game, is make Jack Joyce look like a pirate.


As the official FAQ suggests, this is actually a DRM against piracy that may affect legitimate owners:

“DRM might have accidentally triggered. Make sure you’ve logged into your Microsoft account before starting the game”

This is a clever anti-piracy easter egg, though we don’t know whether it affects the actual gameplay (as Croteam’s immortal scorpion did in Serious Sam 3).

A similar DRM approach was also used in Alan Wake.

Expect a PC Performance Analysis in the coming days!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email