Deep Silver have announced that the digital PC version of Metro Exodus will be leaving the Steam store less than three weeks before launch.
The decision was made to bring the Standard and Gold editions to the Epic Game Store (for more on the editions, check here). Pre-orders include the OST and a digital art book.
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.
-Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO, Deep Silver
If you pre-ordered on Steam, however, those will still be honoured. So you may be one of the few owners of a time-limited limited edition digital version of Metro Exodus.
The Steam store page was also updated with the below message, subtly suggesting that people purchase on Steam before it leaves the store:
Obviously, the Steam community forums on the store page are going mad about this, with many people noticing the official announcement - which was removed less than 15 minutes after posting, following angry comments.
Metro Exodus is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on 15th February. Check out the release by clicking below for more information on your pre-order.