Prepare to bend and toy with time itself as Quantum Break is scheduled to officially release on Steam next month, Microsoft Studios and Remedy Entertainment have announced.
While the action-adventure science-fiction shooter did release in April for PC, it did so exclusively for Windows 10. This not only put Microsoft’s latest Windows as the mandatory running operating system but also restricted the game’s availability to just the Windows Store.
However, Quantum Break now plans to break that exclusivity wall by releasing on Steam on September 14. According to a press release, the Steam version is going to come with all updates that have been released for the game so far. Note, though, that you’ll still require a minimum of Windows 7 (64-bit) to run the game.
Furthermore, a new Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition has been announced through a newfound partnership with Nordic Games. This special edition is going to be hit retail on the same aforementioned date and feature the following:
- Premium packaging
- 5 Game Discs (one-time Steam key redemption required)
- Making of Blu-Ray
- Making of Book
- 1 Soundtrack CD (Audio-CD)
- 2 Posters
As of today, both the Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition and Windows Store version are available for $39.99. Microsoft Studios has confirmed that the Steam version will also release with the same price point.
The decision to release Quantum Break solely for Windows Store did not fit well with many players. While everyone appreciated the game’s release on PC, the absence of a Steam version was notable. Valve’s digital distribution platform is widely popular and many account holders simply want a single library of games to manage. It was speculated that Microsoft was pushing the exclusivity speech to simply promote its Windows 10 narrative.
Microsoft has a whole line of games that it’s going to bring on PC through Windows Store only. It remains to be seen whether we’ll see a similar release pattern; that the games are going to eventually turn up on Steam after a specific time period has passed for the Windows Store-only release.