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Metro Exodus Leaving Steam

Metro Exodus Leaving Steam

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:

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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.

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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.

Read the full press release
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COMMENTS

Rasher
Rasher - 06:09pm, 28th January 2019

I have no problems with the game being on both stores, but personally feel its a dick move to remove it off the Steam store.

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djdawsonuk
djdawsonuk - 06:28pm, 28th January 2019

That's how exclusivity works, sadly. It's a painful scorn on the industry and something that the console market has had to deal with for a very long time.

However, unlike the console market, it's much cheaper than buying a second console to access the games you want to play...

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TheSphericalCat
TheSphericalCat - 06:35pm, 28th January 2019

I fully expect Valve to issue a TOS update in the next couple of days that stop publishers doing this again by forcing them to remain on the Steam platform if they use the platform for preorders. It's also becoming harder to get behind the Epic store as a competitor, since they seem to be instigating forces in deals like this which are impinging on consumer rights - never thought I'd be feeling sorry for Valve!

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