THQ Nordic has issued an announcement concerning Metro Exodus PC being a timed-exclusive on the Epic Games Store.
Koch Media was the only real determination maker concerning Metro Exodus on PC being a timed-exclusive through the Epic Games Store.
This is in keeping with THQ Nordic, which purchased Koch Media in February 2018.
Koch Media purchased the Metro IP throughout THQ’s liquidation again in 2013, and because it continues to function as its personal entity, and owns the IP, THQ Nordic just about stayed out of the way in which.
“The decision to publish Metro Exodus as a timed Epic Store exclusive was made entirely on Koch Media’s side as Metro is their intellectual property,” mentioned THQ Nordic. “They are a sister company of THQ Nordic (Vienna), which is the reason why we can and will not comment on this matter.”
In the statement, it additionally touched upon future timed-exclusives, which it won’t rule out sooner or later.
“We do not want to categorically exclude the possibility of timed exclusives for any of our games in the future,” THQ continued. “But speaking in the here and now, we definitely want to have the players choose the platform of their liking and make our portfolio available to as many outlets as possible.”
Deep Silver, which is the writer of Metro Exodus and a part of Koch Media, mentioned the game can be made accessible on Steam and different retailer fronts when the cope with Epic ends in February 2020.
Valve seemed blindsided by the decision, and issued its personal assertion on the matter yesterday.
“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.”
Metro: Exodus releases February 15 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.