It was announced a few months back that Remedy Entertainment was bringing Quantum Break to Steam (and by extension, both Windows 7 and Windows 8.x), and the wait’s almost over. The game will be out just a little bit later today, and it’ll only cost $40 when it does.
This isn’t the first time that Quantum Break’s gotten a PC release. It originally launched for both the Xbox One and Windows 10, and was essentially a trial run for what became the Xbox Play Anywhere program. Xbox One copies of the game came with codes to redeem for the Windows 10 version, which some saw as an attempt to increase the popularity of gaming on the Windows Store.
Phil Spencer promised that more Microsoft games would start showing up on Steam a while ago, and Quantum Break’s hopefully just the first. Spencer said that Steam was “an important independent software vendor for us on Windows”, and that “I think it (Steam) will be bigger a year from now than it is today. And five years later it will still be bigger again.”
Those are certainly positive words, and they’re still very accurate ones. Steam is quite possibly the biggest force in PC gaming, with any attempts to compete against it (including Microsoft’s own) failing to gain the same amount of momentum.
Quantum Break’s system requirements aren’t too different between its Windows Store version and the Steam release, which is to be expected, but there’s one glaring difference: DirectX12 is no longer required. The Steam version simply requires DirectX11, which allows users on Windows 7 or 8 to play the game.
If you’d like to purchase Quantum Break on Steam, you can find it here. At the time of writing, however, there’s an hour left until you can do that.
Are you excited to play Quantum Break on Steam, or have you already beaten the Xbox One or Windows 10 versions enough times? Let us know in the comments below!