Metro Exodus Now Exclusive to Epic Games Store, Valve Criticizes Decision

Epic Games earns another PC exclusive

By Grayshadow, Posted 29 Jan 2019

Ubisoft confirmed that The Division 2 would not be sold on Steam earlier this year and now Deep Silver has confirmed that Metro Exodus will also not be part of Steam's store. However, Deep Silver will honor those who pre-ordered the game.

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Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Deep Silver, gave the following statement on the decision to release Metro Exodus in this manner and the reasons why they believe it will benefit the game:

“We are delighted to partner with Epic to bring the digital PC version of Metro Exodus to market. Epic’s generous revenue terms are a game changer that will allow publishers to invest more into content creation, or pass on savings to the players. By teaming up with Epic we will be able to invest more into the future of Metro and our ongoing partnership with series developer 4A Games, to the benefit of our Metro fans.”

Deep Silver will retail the game for $49.99 instead of $59.99 on Epic Games Store to pass on the savings to the customer. Deep Silver has also stated that Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux will also be available on the Epic Games Store later this year.

Not everyone is happy with the decision with the Steam page stating the following regarding the move to Epic’s platform on the Metro Exodus.

“We think the decision to remove the game is unfair to Steam customers, especially after a long pre-sale period. We apologize to Steam customers that were expecting it to be available for sale through the February 15th release date, but we were only recently informed of the decision and given limited time to let everyone know.”

Despite having a near-monopoly on digital PC games Steam is facing more competition against Epic Games Store since Indie developers and now more AAA publishers are moving away from the platform. Mostly due to the larger cut in sales and the lack of asset flip games as oppose to Steam where it's such a problem that they dramatically impact the notoriety and sales of smaller companies.

Metro Exodus is scheduled to launch next month on February 15 and will be coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Deep Silver
Developer(s): 4A Games
Genres: First Person Shooter
Themes: Post-Apocalypse
Release Date: 2018

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