With the official reveal of Quantum Break for the PC, a lot of gamers wondered whether this title would be coming to Steam or not. After all, this is a Windows 10 game published by Microsoft, so what would be the catch other than its OS restriction? Well, apparently the game will be also available exclusively via Windows store.
As Aaron Greenberg said on the MajorNelson podcast, Quantum Break will be not coming to Valve’s distribution platform, Steam.
“So, Quantum Break on Windows 10 is a Windows store exclusive.”
Now our biggest gripe with this – apart from the fact that Microsoft is doing its best to promote its platforms – is that this game may be plagued by the same issues that already affect the Windows store version of Rise of the Tomb Raider.
The Windows store version of Rise of the Tomb Raider does not support exclusive full screen and SLI/Crossfire, and PC gamers can’t use third party overlay programs (such as FRAPS or MSI Afterburner).
We don’t know whether Microsoft will be able to resolve these issues, however Quantum Break may turn into another title that won’t support multi-GPU configurations. And that will undoubtedly disappoint a lot of PC gamers, especially when the game requires a top-of-the-line PC system (according to its official PC requirements) to shine.