Remedy’s time-bending shooter was removed from sale earlier this month because of expiring licenses.
Three weeks after disappearing without word or warning (opens in new tab), Quantum Break is back on Steam and PC Game Pass.
Quantum Break was pulled from sale earlier this month as a result of licenses that apparently expired while they were in the process of being renewed. It’s the sort of thing that happens from time to time—in fact, it happened to Quantum Break’s predecessor Alan Wake (opens in new tab) in 2017, and more recently to the Project Cars (opens in new tab) games.
Fortunately, while expired licenses can sometimes cause older games to disappear forever (as was the case with Project Cars), Remedy told gamers that all was well, and Quantum Break would be back once things were sorted.
Today’s the day. Remedy hasn’t actually tweeted about Quantum Break’s return yet, but Xbox Games Marketing Vice President Aaron Greenberg did. “Good news everyone, @QuantumBreak has officially returned to Xbox, PC, and Game Pass,” Greenberg tweeted. “Thanks for your patience as team worked to get this addressed.”
Good news everyone, @QuantumBreak has officially returned to Xbox, PC, and Game Pass. Thanks for your patience as team worked to get this addressed. 💚https://t.co/mENXNbAsGN https://t.co/y3N6Ot8RERApril 26, 2023
The PC Game Pass Twitter account got in on the action too:
you deserve a break today. of the Quantum variety pic.twitter.com/Ul784wsZbaApril 26, 2023
The return of Quantum Break coincides with Remedy’s Q1 business review (opens in new tab), which also arrived today. The studio confirmed that Alan Wake 2, a sequel to Alan Wake (opens in new tab), remains on track for release later this year, while Control 2 (opens in new tab) “has progressed well” and the multiplayer Control spinoff currently known as Codename Condor ‘has continued its steady progress in the proof-of-concept stage.”