Grungy post-apocalyptic shooter Metro Exodus will probably be unique to the Epic Games Store, a minimum of within the case of the digital launch. Given that 4A’s grand rail journey throughout a decayed, mutated Russia was due out on February 15th – simply over two weeks away – it’s a little bit of a shock for anybody who had already pre-ordered on Steam. Those with excellent pre-orders will obtain Metro Exodus as anticipated on their retailer of selection, however writer Deep Silver are sweetening the deal for Epic Store prospects just a little by reducing the US greenback worth of the game a bit. Annoyingly, Euro and UK costs stay the identical.
Epic appear more and more critical about difficult Steam head-on, and have scored some main exclusivity offers already (together with The Division 2 and upcoming Ubisoft games), however this transfer feels particularly sudden and surprising. I’ve reached out for phrase on what retailer retail, bodily copies of the game will activate on, however not heard something again but. Deep Silver state that “Any customer with an outstanding pre-order for Metro Exodus on PC through any digital retailer will receive their game as expected.”, so hopefully no person will probably be left within the lurch.
The Epic Store is notable for providing publishers and builders a greater income reduce – 88%, as a substitute of the 70% they’d get from Steam – and Deep Silver appear to be paying that ahead, a minimum of in America. The US greenback worth has been lowered to $49.99, down from $59.99. Unfortunately the European worth has seen no such discount, staying at €59.99/£49.99, making the change appear particularly unfair. For Americans who already ordered the game on Steam, the most affordable possibility could also be to cancel one order and swap over to Epic.
Hopefully any unhealthy vibes from this eleventh hour swap gained’t bitter individuals on the game, which – in keeping with Matt Castle in his video preview up there – is shaping as much as be slightly particular. No longer restricted to the stuffy, mutant-infested Russian subway tunnels and surrounding, irradiated lands, the sequel is ready throughout a collection of semi-open-world zones. It’s additionally a solo solely game, so splitting gamers between Epic and Steam isn’t working the chance of fracturing a web based player-base
Metro Exodus launches on February 15th for £49.99/$49.99/€59.99, now exclusive to the Epic Store. Those pre-ordering get the soundtrack and a digital art-book as perks. The game continues to be obtainable on Steam for £49.99/€59.99/$59.99, however there’s a notification that gross sales will probably be discontinued “later today”.