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Shawn Zipay
08-10-2016, 12:19 PM
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After a long run on the Xbox One, Remedy's Quantum Break will finally be coming to the PC via Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/474960) on September 14.


Microsoft Studios and Remedy Entertainment are happy to announce that they are bringing their hit action game Quantum Break to even more Windows PC gamers on September 14 with the retail release of Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition and the digital release of Quantum Break for Steam.

Currently available for purchase in the Windows Store and Xbox Store, Quantum Break will be made available to more gamers across a number of operating systems when it hits Steam next month. This digital download will include all of the latest updates, a list of which can be found on the game’s official site. Starting today, both the Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition and Windows Store version are available for $39.99. This is the perfect time to grab a digital copy of Quantum Break for PC.

For those Quantum fans that want something to hold close as time unravels around them, we’re excited to unveil a special edition of the game coming to retail channels thanks to a partnership with our friends at Nordic Games. This showcase-worthy collection will be released as the Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition and will retail for EUR/USD 39.99. As with the Steam version of the game, this will include all of the latest updates to ensure you get the ideal Quantum Break experience right out of the box.

“After having worked with Remedy on the PC version of Alan Wake in 2012, and with Microsoft Studios on Ori and The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (2016), and State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (2016), we are proud to announce a new triangle-collaboration with two of our trusted partners”, said Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director for Nordic Games. “Apart from being a new IP (which is always a brave step), Quantum Break turned out to be a sophisticated, visually stunning shooter with a top-notch cast of actors.”

The retail version of the Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition will cost EUR/USD 39.99 and includes:

Premium packaging
5 Game Discs (one-time Steam key redemption required)
Making of Blu-Ray
Making of Book
1 Soundtrack CD (Audio-CD)
2 Posters
Quickstart Guide

Sure, Quantum Break has been available for a while now through the Windows 10 Store, but I mean... c'mon.

(via Xbox (http://news.xbox.com/2016/08/10/special-edition-quantum-break-hitting-retail-and-steam-september-14/))

cikame
08-10-2016, 12:54 PM
I'd be interested to see how the PC sales differ between Windows store and Steam, i'm sure lots of people didn't think it would leave exclusivity, i didn't buy it mostly for the technical issues but i feel more inclined now that it's coming to Steam.
The number of times they mention updates in this press release is funny, i need to read patch notes to find out if they improved the control sensitivity, lots of people had a hard time aiming with a controller.

Shawn Zipay
08-10-2016, 01:01 PM
I'd be interested to see how the PC sales differ between Windows store and Steam, i'm sure lots of people didn't think it would leave exclusivity, i didn't buy it mostly for the technical issues but i feel more inclined now that it's coming to Steam.
The number of times they mention updates in this press release is funny, i need to read patch notes to find out if they improved the control sensitivity, lots of people had a hard time aiming with a controller.

The Windows 10 Store listing currently sits at <900 reviews for the game. Specifically it's at 823 "ratings" and 527 full "reviews" since its release on April 5. Keep an eye to see what the review count is on Steam say a month or so after its release there. Might give a pretty clear picture what the situation is between the two stores.

Just as an example, right now Rise of the Tomb Raider has 191 ratings and 123 reviews on the Win10 Store. On Steam? 15,660 reviews.

cikame
08-10-2016, 05:17 PM
That is one way to tell, however the Steam community stuff is pretty popular among its users while the Windows store isn't, if they both had identical sales Steam would still have more reviews on it. I did think of the Tomb Raider statement back when that happened (http://totalgamingnetwork.com/content.php?5017-Report-98-percent-of-PC-Copies-for-Rise-of-the-Tomb-Raider-Sold-Through-Steam), i'm also keen to see how the Forza Horizon 3 launch goes on it since there's definitely no way that would ever leave the Windows store, the only other game exclusive to that store which would potentially be more popular is Sea of Thieves, it's hard to tell how excited people are for the new Gears.

Shawn Zipay
08-10-2016, 05:56 PM
That is one way to tell, however the Steam community stuff is pretty popular among its users while the Windows store isn't, if they both had identical sales Steam would still have more reviews on it. I did think of the Tomb Raider statement back when that happened (http://totalgamingnetwork.com/content.php?5017-Report-98-percent-of-PC-Copies-for-Rise-of-the-Tomb-Raider-Sold-Through-Steam), i'm also keen to see how the Forza Horizon 3 launch goes on it since there's definitely no way that would ever leave the Windows store, the only other game exclusive to that store which would potentially be more popular is Sea of Thieves, it's hard to tell how excited people are for the new Gears.

True, but I kind of take the reviews/ratings as an absolute bare minimum of guessing for sales comparisons. It's better than nothing when companies don't release actual figures all that often.

cikame
08-12-2016, 11:47 AM
Yup, and a small update that affects this release slightly, Nordic games has changed their name to THQ Nordic :S.