Monday, January 28th 2019

Metro Exodus Ditches Steam for Epic Games Store as Timed Exclusive

Metro Exodus is an upcoming post-apocalyptic first-person shooter that could be a trilogy finale. Just weeks ahead of its launch on the PC platform, 4A Games made a groundbreaking announcement: that the game will not be available to order on Steam, at least from tomorrow through Feb 14, 2020, and that its PC version will be an Epic Games Store timed exclusive. The game will launch at USD $49.99 in North America, and 59.95€ in the EU.

Pre-order sales of the game have stopped on Steam, however, those who bought the pre-order on Steam have the option of either receiving the game upon launch, or canceling their pre-order for a full refund. Those who choose to stick to Steam will get their game as usual, including update patches, and support on Steam Community. Epic Games Store is vacuuming game studios in droves due to a favorable revenue sharing deal compared to Steam, when lets developers keep 88 percent of the sales.
Source: Polygon
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153 Comments on Metro Exodus Ditches Steam for Epic Games Store as Timed Exclusive

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silentbogo
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Hell, the half-assed Epic Store doesn't even have a search bar. Does this inspire confidence that the site will be maintained over the years?
They don't need a search bar, all of their titles fit on one page :laugh:
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They don't need a search bar, all of their titles fit on one page :laugh:
You're right, and that's funny right now, but bear in mind that they intend to give away a game every 2 weeks this year and they seem intent on paying other Publishers to make their games an Epic Store exclusive.
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silentbogo
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You're right, and that's funny right now, but bear in mind that they intend to give away a game every 2 weeks this year and they seem intent on paying other Publishers to make their games an Epic Store exclusive.
That's what made it even funnier - they don't have enough indie titles to last until summer for this bi-weekly giveaway. Maybe if I wait 'till september - I'll get metro for free )))
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