Quantum Break won’t be coming to Steam

Quantum Break

A couple of days ago we got the lovely news that time-bending Xbox One console exclusive Quantum Break would be coming to PC. Great news, unless you’re one of the Twitter crybabies who got upset at the prospect of more people being able to play a videogame. 

This list of upcoming PC games keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Unfortunately, if you were expecting Quantum Break to find its way onto Steam, you’re going to be a bit disappointed. We speculated that Quantum Break would likely be a Windows Store exclusive when the PC announcement broke, but now we’ve had official confirmation.

In the Major Nelson Radio podcast, 1:16:00 in, Xbox marketing man Aaron Greenberg was asked whether the game would be heading to Valve’s digital distribution platform, to which he replied: “Quantum Break on Windows 10 is a Windows Store exclusive.”

As well as it seemingly being a case of Microsoft not wanting to sell the game through a competitor’s store, the decision to make it a Windows Store exclusive is likely down to how the PC and Xbox One versions communicate with each other, with both versions sharing a save game and Achievement progress.

Head here for details on Quantum Break’s system requirements and information on cross-buy between the Xbox One and Windows 10 version.