Earlier this week, Deep Silver and 4A Games introduced that Metro Exodus would be releasing on the Epic Games store, delaying its Steam launch for a 12 months. In response, two earlier games within the Metro sequence have been subjected to some fairly hefty review-bombing.
Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux, the 2014 remakes of the unique games, each have ‘very positive’ rankings on Steam, sitting at 89% and 90% optimistic critiques respectively. Their current critiques, nonetheless, are a really totally different image – each at the moment sit at ‘mixed’, with approval rankings of 46% and 43%.
Occasionally when scanning by way of feedback on tales like these, the evaluate bombers will fake that their adverse evaluate doesn’t have something to do with the controversy that the game is connected to. This time, nonetheless, issues are slightly totally different – most adverse critiques reference Epic Games immediately, and there’s even a ASCII picture going spherical of two center fingers flanking the phrases “Epic Store.” My private favorite is a remark praising nearly each facet of the game in query, earlier than admitting that the adverse evaluate is “only because of Epic Store bull****.”
Given each the standard and relative age of each of the earlier Metro games, it’s unlikely that this new technique will hit Deep Silver too laborious. The outpouring of dangerous feeling may be better trigger for concern, however on condition that Steam pre-orders might be honoured and all updates and DLC might be provided by way of Valve’s platform, I’d say that the Metro crew have dealt with the change comparatively properly.
All aboard: Here’s the Metro Exodus release date
Valve hit again at Deep Silver after Monday’s announcement, branding the choice “unfair to Steam customers.” Personally, I feel the choice will show a net positive for PC gaming in the long run, nevertheless it’s truthful to say that Epic will seemingly have to put money into their retailer’s infrastructure in the event that they wish to rely much less on main coups like this.