Quantum Break Hits Steam Today Alongside Physical PC Release
The release was initially scheduled for September 14.
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Quantum Break, the time-bending action game that also has a TV component, is out now on Steam. Developed by Max Payne and Alan Wake studio Remedy, the game was initially released on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC in April. A physical version of Quantum Break for PC, the Timeless Collector's Edition, is also out now.
The game was already available on PC, but it was only sold through Microsoft's Windows Store. Its Steam version and physical release were supposed to come sooner, on September 14, but more time was needed to master and manufacture the game's physical copies, so it was delayed.
Quantum Break's new PC versions include "all of the latest updates" and sell for $40. The Timeless Collector's Edition features premium packaging, a making-of Blu-ray, an artbook, and a soundtrack CD.
The Windows 10 version of Quantum Break had some issues at launch. There are no Steam reviews available right now, but we'll keep checking to see what people are saying. Another thing to note is that Quantum Break's Steam version does not require Windows 10.
More Steam releases for Microsoft games could be coming. In June, Xbox boss Phil Spencer talked about the company's intention to ship more games on Steam; this was before Quantum Break's Steam version announcement. It remains to be seen what other Microsoft games could be released on Steam.
Earlier this month, Microsoft kicked off its Xbox Play Anywhere program with Recore. As part of this, you can buy it on one platform--Xbox One or PC--and get access on both.
In GameSpot's Quantum Break review, Peter Brown awarded it a 6/10, saying its "gameplay is essentially divided equally between combat and hapless environment traversal."
He continued: "Getting to the end of Quantum Break can be an interesting ride at times, but no matter how impressive the combat is, or how great the game looks, there's no getting around the fact that it's driven by a story with limited appeal and hindered by disappointing design decisions."
The game also has a TV component, which stars X-Men's Shawn Ashmore and Dominic Monaghan from The Lord of the Rings. Game of Thrones actor Aidan Gillen and The Wire's Lance Reddick also star.
Quantum Break "sold really well," according to Microsoft, even beating the company's expectations.