Steam pre-orders will nonetheless be honoured for the game and its DLC.
Deep Silver has announced that Metro Exodus will probably be a timed Epic Store unique and can not launch on Steam subsequent month, in a transfer that Valve has known as “unfair.”
“Metro Exodus is amazing and is deservedly one of the most anticipated PC titles of 2019,” stated Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic. “We are partnering with Deep Silver to launch Metro Exodus, underpinned by Epic’s marketing support and commitment to offering an 88% revenue split, enabling game creators to further reinvest in building great games and improving the economics of game stores for everybody.”
Epic revealed its storefront last month, which provides builders a bigger income break up that Steam, taking solely 12% versus Valve’s 30%.
“We are delighted to partner with Epic to bring the digital PC version of Metro Exodus to market,” stated Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Deep Silver. “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.”
Deep Silver has assured Steam prospects who pre-ordered that their order will probably be fulfilled, together with pre-order bonuses, and any DLC included within the enlargement go by way of the Gold Edition of the game.
Players who pre-ordered the Standard Edition of the game will nonetheless be capable to buy the enlargement go post-launch.
It’s not all dangerous information for Steam customers. The writer has confirmed that the discharge on the Epic Games Store is a timed unique.
“Metro Exodus will return to Steam and on other store fronts after 14 February 2020,” reads a press launch by way of PC Gamer.
Valve has responded to the information on the game’s Steam page, that reiterates the content material availability for pre-order prospects earlier than including, “We assume the choice to take away the game is unfair to Steam prospects, particularly after an extended pre-sale interval.
“We apologize to Steam prospects that had been anticipating it to be out there on the market by way of the February 15th launch date, however we had been solely not too long ago knowledgeable of the choice and given restricted time to let everybody know.”
You can pre-order the Standard and Gold Editions on the Epic Store now.