Quantum Break won’t be available on Steam

Xbox games coming to PC is good news for anyone who doesn’t want to cough up cash for a console, but what’s the catch? It turns out there is a catch in the case of Quantum Break, but it’s arguably not a massive one. According to Xbox marketing guy Aaron Greenberg speaking on a recent Major Nelson podcast, Quantum Break won’t be available on Steam.

“Quantum Break on Windows 10 is a Windows Store exclusive,” Greenberg said unambiguously. He also mentioned that Xbox achievements will carry between Windows 10 and Xbox One, as the game will share save files across the platforms.

It makes sense that Microsoft wouldn’t want to sell a first-party game through a competing storefront, though the move is interesting in light of comments made by Xbox senior director for PC gaming Kevin Unangst last year. “We are not intending to compete with Steam,” Unangst told Ian. “If anything, we want Steam to be even more successful—they’ve done great things for PC gamers in terms of having a single store.”

He continued: “Over time do we want more developers to come over to our store and offer it in addition to Steam? Absolutely. Is competition good for people? Absolutely. But our goal right now isn’t to do anything else other than support Steam and help it run great on Windows 10.”

Street Fighter 5 coming to Linux and SteamOS in spring

Linux users might have been feeling a little neglected after Warner Bros. abandoned the Batman: Arkham Knight port a fortnight ago. Capcom, however, is feeling a little braver, and has released a sliver of information on the promised SteamOS and Linux release of Street Fighter 5 after long silence on the matter despite the impending PC launch: ‘spring’.

The spring release will see any PC Street Fighter 5 owner gifted the new version free of charge and implement Steam controller compatibility too. Capcom are clearly determined to grow the Street Fighter community however possible—this latest announcement comes as Capcom is pushing its  introductory series on the street fighters themselves.