'Quantum Break' has an audio setting only for streamers

YouTube and Twitch have come underneath hearth for overzealous blocking of copyrighted music in video video games, however Quantum Break developer Treatment Leisure has a method round that. For people who need to stream its newest recreation and never get their movies flagged for violations on YouTube, or have the audio muted wholesale on Twitch, there is a setting within the recreation’s audio choices that lets you flip off licensed music playback. That is one thing that is been accomplished on the indie scale earlier than, however maybe not in a AAA tentpole recreation like Quantum Break and never one revealed by Microsoft.

'Quantum Break' has an audio setting just for streamers

It is one thing that got here after the studio acquired loads of fan suggestions that their Let’s Play movies of the staff’s earlier recreation, Alan Wake, resulted within the clips being pulled from YouTube. “Streaming and YouTube particularly have develop into such an important a part of gaming tradition nowadays,” Treatment’s Head of Media and Companions Thomas Puha advised Engadget by way of e-mail. “At a really late stage within the improvement of Quantum Break, we got here up with the thought of giving the choice to disable licensed music to make life a bit simpler for everybody eager to share their Quantum Break expertise.”

Useful! However actually, earlier than you toggle that choice and go stay on YouTube or Twitch, perhaps play by means of the sport with the licensed music turned on. Every music that performs on the finish of an act was intentionally chosen by artistic director (and literal face of Max Payne) Sam Lake, and may foreshadow occasions within the recreation, or act as a theme for what you noticed earlier than the credit rolled. Be it The Black Keys or Nick Cave, the music is there for a fairly particular cause.

One of many largest video games of this season, from one of many largest corporations on the planet, actively supporting streaming? Do not be stunned if we see extra of this quickly.

Earlier than becoming a member of Engadget, Timothy spent half a decade freelancing for all method of retailers writing about all types of (principally online game-associated) issues. Timothy’s an A/V fanatic who adores bodily media, a lot to the chagrin of his out there shelf area. He loves music by Amon Tobin, Run the Jewels and the Deftones most of all. Oh, and he has a tough time not shopping for all of the overpriced Calvin and Hobbes stuff on Etsy.