The licensing issues were resolved in less than a month.
Screenshot from Quantum Break.

On April 7, 2023 Remedy Entertainment pulled Quantum Break from both Steam and Game Pass on the PC. At the time, Remedy says that the game was pulled while they work out some issues centering on expired licenses. It was also at that time that Remedy says the process to renew those licenses had already begun.

Today, Quantum Break returns to both Steam and Game Pass. That's especially good news for Steam users because it was unclear whether or not if Quantum Break would actually return to Valve's platform.

Being pulled due to expiring licenses isn't exactly a new thing. Many studios go the route of just pulling their games, others will remove the licensed content, while still some will go the route of renewing the licenses and leaving the content unchanged. Remedy obviously went with the last route here and it's a big win for gamers all over to once again have access to this game that made its debut in 2016.

If you want to pick up Quantum Break, you can again do so. Maybe just don't wait until the license expires again to think about buying it.

Now that the licensing issues are ironed out, Remedy can return to working on Alan Wake 2, which is still expected to be released later this year. They are also working on Control 2, a multiplayer spinoff for Control, and even remakes of Max Payne and Max Payne 2.