Metro Exodus leaves Valve – Steams versus Epic Games
The digitally distributed PC version of Metro Exodus will be an Epic Games Store exclusive game. Epic Games and Deep silver announced this on Monday. The game will be exclusive till 2020 and it will be sold for 49,95 which is 10 dollars cheaper than its price on Steam.
Deep silver will also release Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux to the Epic Games store later this year. Of course Steam, Valve said that the last minute shift from Steam to the Epic Games store is unfair. They released a statement saying “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.”
Tim Sweeney the founder and CEO of Epic had the following to say: “Metro Exodus’ is amazing and is deservedly one of the most anticipated PC titles of 2019. 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.”
The CEO of Deep Silver Klemens Kundratitz had the following to say about the move “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.”
Customers who pre ordered Metro Exodus will still get their game regardless of the digital retailer they purchased it on. This will be the third big game that has seemingly left the Valve store to relist on Epic Games store. There was Telltale’s the Walking dead from Skybound Games and the Division franchise from Ubisoft also went to epic.
Epic Games takes 12% of game revenue while Steam actually takes 20 to 30%, which makes Epic Games a lot more appealing to publishers and developers. Epic Games actually went as far as to revise their refund policy to better compete with Steams policy.
Metro Exodus will be out on Playstation 4, Windows PC and XboX One on February 15th. And it’s a very anticipated game. Metro Exodus is based on the novels from Dmitry Glukhosky which have the same name. In the latest version, players will leave the metro and travel by rail across the continent to the east. And a lot of things happen as in any game.
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