Quantum Break, developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios, has just been released on Steam. Seems like Microsoft games will be released on the Windows Store as well as Steam, as Phil Spencer had said earlier. This is a good sign for upcoming Microsoft games like Gears of War 4 and the much awaited Forza Horizon 3 to also show up on Steam.
The advantage of a Steam release will primarily be the system requirements: you won’t need a Windows 10 build 1511 to play the game, meaning it can also run on DX11 rather than forced DX12. Additionally, it seems you won’t have to stream the 4k videos, since the game requires 68GB of HDD space.
Microsoft Studio has also announced a retail release, called Quantum Break :The Timeless Collector’s Edition which will contain :-
- 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
So the biggest question, will all future UWP games come out on Steam? It seems pretty certain Phil Spencer wouldn’t leave out the biggest online seller yet, as most people would prefer the Steam DRM over Origin or Uplay or Windows store.