Quantum Break is now available for PC on Steam and physical media

After a slight delay, Remedy's time-traveling action game made the jump to Steam.


Following its release on Xbox One back in April, developer Remedy's Quantum Break launched on PC today for $39.99. You can find it on Steam.

A physical package called Quantum Break: Timeless Collector's Edition shipped alongside the physical release. Also priced at $39.99, the Timeless version features an art book, soundtrack on CD, and making-of documentary on Blu-Ray.

Microsoft and Remedy released a version for Windows 10 earlier this year, but several bugs kept it from widespread adoption. The Steam and physical editions do not require Windows 10.

Shacknews was lukewarm on Quantum Break when it released on Xbox One this past spring. While Remedy fashioned some unique time-travel mechanics, other elements—such as the game's divide between gameplay and an in-universe TV show—proved more divisive.

"At one point, Paul Serene emphatically states that the timeline is set, and that the advent of time fracturing and collapsing on itself can't be avoided," wrote Shacknews editor-in-chief Steve Watts. "There is only one reality, he argues. If Quantum Break is a game fractured between two worlds, the one reality set for us as players is the one in which it's a shooter that often isn't a shooter, and a story that doesn't fully explore its narrative potential. It has intriguing ideas regarding both, but in this case, two halves don't really make a whole."

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at davidlcraddock.com and @davidlcraddock.

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