Quantum Break Comes to Steam, Windows 7/8.x PCs

Posted on September 29, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows, Xbox with 12 Comments

Quantum Break Comes to Steam, Windows 7/8.x PCs

The hit game Quantum Break, which debuted in April on Xbox One and Windows 10, is now available to Windows 7/8.x users via the Steam service and in a special Timeless Collector’s Edition via select retailers.

The Windows Store version of Quantum Break requires Windows 10, but it delivers DirectX 12 graphics for the best possible visual experience. The versions launching today will work on all supported versions of Windows—7, 8.x, and 10—but provides DirectX 11 graphics capabilities. That said, it still looks pretty sweet, if the launcher trailer is any indication.

As I noted in my overview of the game back in the Spring, Quantum Break is a third-person adventure-shooter with a time-travel plot and some great voice acting by notable TV stars. The official description notes:

In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him – and fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart. Both face overwhelming odds and make dramatic choices that will determine the shape of the future. Quantum Break is a unique experience; one part hard-hitting video game, one part thrilling live action show, featuring a stellar cast, including Shawn Ashmore as the hero Jack Joyce, Aidan Gillen as his nemesis Paul Serene and Dominic Monaghan as Jack’s genius brother William. Quantum Break is full of the vivid storytelling, rich characters and dramatic twists Remedy Entertainment are renowned for. Your choices in-game will affect the outcome of this fast-paced fusion between game and show giving the player a completely unique entertainment experience.

Quantum Break for Windows is available on Steam for $40, which is a nice savings from the $60 selling price of the Xbox One version. (The Windows Store version has fallen to $40 as well.)

The disc-based Quantum Break: Timeless Collector’s Edition is likewise $40 from retailers such as Amazon.com and contains a number of extras, including premium packaging, a Steam product key, a “Making Of” Blu-ray disc and “Making Of” book, an audio CD, a double-sided poster, and a quickstart guide.


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