Updated 11:00 PM EST, Fri, Jan 28, 2022

'Quantum Break' Steam Version not Available Says Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg

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Microsoft executive Aaron Greenberg has confirmed that "Quantum Break" will not be available on Steam.

The third-person shooter action game, which hails from Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios, is an Xbox One exclusive, with a PC version scheduled to be released in April as well, GameSpot reported.

"'Quantum Break' on Windows 10 is a Windows Store exclusive," Greenberg said during an appearance on the latest Major Nelson podcast (via DualShockers). "Fable Legends," another game from Microsoft, will also not come to Steam.

Microsoft's top gaming head, Phil Spencer, has commended Steam for its contributions to the PC gaming environment over the past years. However, the tech giant chose to prioritize its own store for releasing "Quantum Break" and "Fable Legends" over a competitor.

"They've been the backbone of PC gaming for the last decade," Spencer said of Steam in March 2014, as quoted by GameSpot. "As a Windows company, I appreciate what they've done."

During the podcast, Greenberg also stressed out that the PC version of "Quantum Break" does not mean that Microsoft is diverging from the console industry.

"People should know: Xbox is a big priority and a huge commitment," he said in Major Nelson's podcast. "Please do not let the fact that we are also launching a game on the same day on Windows 10 change your perspective on the importance of the console business [or] our commitment to innovating on console."

Greenberg assured fans that Microsoft will continue to release Xbox One exclusives, and bringing "Quantum Break" to the PC is a way to improve the gaming network. He noted that Microsoft's commitment to the console business is successful, adding that Xbox One exclusive game sales were impressive in last year's holiday season.

Greenberg said that fans wouldn't always agree with the company about its latest decisions, but Microsoft is bent on trying new things.

"Sometimes we're innovating, sometimes we're experimenting, sometimes we're charting new ground on different things," he told Major Nelson. "We always want to hear people's feedback, we're always listening. While they might not always agree with 100 percent of everything we do, we love the feedback."

He continued, "We want to do different things and try different things and say, 'Hey, what do you think of this, what do you think of that?' We do listen. Good and bad, we appreciate [the feedback]."

Customers who pre-order the digital Xbox One edition of "Quantum Break" will get a free copy of the Windows 10 PC version, GameSpot wrote. Both of the console and PC versions support shared saves, though a cross-play isn't available because "Quantum Break" is a single-player game.

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