You may remember a few weeks ago when I was elated to hear that Quantum Break would be receiving a physical PC release, as well as being made available through Steam on 14 September. Well, according to THQ Nordic (who’s handling the distribution end of things), we’re in for a longer wait.
THQ Nordic announced that Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition will only be available to PC players on 29 September. The reason for the delay is something we should probably stop being shocked by: “additional time required for mastering and manufacturing.” LOL, additional TIME, get it!? Because the game’s all about…
Anyway, If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Tarryn’s glowing review of the game right here.
For the last few months, I’ve been desperately trying to avoid any and all videos relating to Quantum Break. The reason for this is simple: I haven’t bought the game yet because I don’t own an Xbox One, and I really, really don’t like buying things from the Windows Store.
Now it seems that my prayers have been answered, as the PC version of Quantum Break will receive both a retail and Steam release next month.
Yep, if you want to play Remedy Entertainment’s upcoming action game, then you better cozy up to the Windows Store. This was confirmed by Xbox Games head of marketing, Aaron Greenberg, in a recent podcast with Major Nelson (which you can listen to over here).
This news comes days after Remedy and Microsoft announced that Quantum Break was no longer an Xbox One exclusive, and that it would be heading to Windows 10 PCs as well. A Cross-Buy feature for the game exists, whereby those pre-ordering a digital Xbox One copy will receive a coupon for the PC version as well, free of charge.
Microsoft’s decision to withhold the game from Steam isn’t that surprising. The company is making a renewed push into digital gaming sales with the launch of Windows 10 and the Cross-By feature that exists between PC and Xbox One. It’s perhaps a spot of bad news for those PC users who feel they have to have all their games in one digital distribution library, but hey, at least you’re getting the game!
Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break is coming to Windows 10. It will release on the same day as the Xbox One version, on 05 April 2016. Those who pre-order the Xbox One version between now and 04 April will receive a token that’s good for one free copy of the Windows 10 version.
Remedy’s next big thing since Alan Wake has ridden a wave of positive coverage and optemism since it was revealed. Hearing that the once Xbox One exclusive is now being made available to more people on the PC, is great! Sadly, there are a number of Xbox One “fans” who are livid about this news. Xbox main man Phil Spencer took to Twitter last night to discuss the matter with a number of Xbox One owners who see this move on behalf of Microsoft as some sort of a betrayal. The feeling is that removing another Xbox One exclusive (Ori and the Blind Forest was another recent exclusive that made its way to Windows 10) makes the console less appealing to own. Eurogamer rounded up some of the best Tweets, and Spencer’s response to them, which you can read here.
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