Quantum Break Is Only Temporarily Getting Removed From Game Pass

The game is being temporarily removed due to "current licensing issues"

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  • Quantum Break, a first-party Xbox title, was previously mentioned in a list of games to be removed from the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.
  • Xbox had previously announced that they would not remove first-party titles from Game Pass.
  • Xbox has confirmed that the removal is only temporary has been done due to licensing issues.
  • Efforts are being made to bring back Quantum Break on Game Pass as soon as possible.

As reported by XboxDynasty, Xbox has confirmed that the removal of Quantum Break is done due to what Xbox describes as “current licensing issues.” They also confirmed that the team is hard at work in order to bring it back on the Game Pass with active negotiations to renew licenses to bring the game back. While the parties haven’t come to an agreement as of yet, we can expect Quantum Break to return to Game Pass eventually.

A few days ago this news sent many Xbox fans and Game Pass subscribers into a bit of a conundrum as Xbox had previously announced that they will not be removing first-party titles from their subscription service. The removal of Quantum Break, which in fact was a first-party Xbox exclusive was then a shock to the system for many players, leading to many of them wondering if Xbox was doubling back on their prior promises.

Control by Remedy Entertainment.

Thankfully, Xbox has swiftly quelled these rumors and suspicions. If all goes well, everything will be as it is supposed to be once Quantum Break is brought back to Game Pass. Quantum Break itself is a decent shooter with a unique premise and an even more unique style of storytelling albeit being Remedy’s weakest title to date. The game was still applauded for seamlessly integrating live-action TV drama into an action shooter. 

The newest title of Remedy Entertainment — the developers of Quantum Break — “Control” has also reportedly sold over 3 million units in lifetime sales. The team is also currently working on a remake of their signature series, Max Payne alongside a partnership with Rockstar Games. According to Remedy, it will be a remake of both the original Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. 

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