Thursday, February 14th 2019

Metro Exodus Now Available For Preload On Steam

For those who got lucky enough to pre-order Metro Exodus on Steam before its defection to the Epic Games store are now able to pre-load the title in preparation for its launch. It will require 51 GB of storage space, so if your connection is a bit slower, you'll be waiting a while for it to download, which means the Steam pre-load period quite beneficial. For those that bought the title elsewhere and have to go through the Epic Game store, you will have to wait for the official launch since the platform does not currently support preloading of soon to be released games. This will likely make those with slower connections a bit irked since it means they will be waiting even longer to play the title come release day.

The fact Metro Exodus was pulled from Steam but can still be preloaded on the platform, while the Epic Game store will force users to wait will likely just add to the drama and controversy. However, if you step away for a moment and focus on the game itself one thing remains breathtakingly clear, the game is quite astonishing in regards to the graphics, even with RTX disabled. You can take a closer look for yourself in our performance analysis of Metro Exodus.
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21 Comments on Metro Exodus Now Available For Preload On Steam

#1
spnidel
irrational, emotionally-driven "fuck epic games/deep silver" comments in 3... 2... 1...
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#2
megamanxtreme
Textures in the world still look horrible, I hope it's not demanding. Get Fallout 4 with some high res texture pack and look better, of course the other features will favor this game, RTX being one.
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Eroticus
megamanxtreme said:
Textures in the world still look horrible, I hope it's not demanding. Get Fallout 4 with some high res texture pack and look better, of course the other features will favor this game, RTX being one.
Why did you compare it to F4 ? you could compare it to Oblivion cuz fallout 4 looks almost the same ....o_O

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#4
ab3e
megamanxtreme said:
Textures in the world still look horrible, I hope it's not demanding. Get Fallout 4 with some high res texture pack and look better, of course the other features will favor this game, RTX being one.
Whaaaaat ??? game is not even out yet. Let me guess you already finished it? .... Reviewers that I trust said that this is one of the best looking games out there. Metro 2033 and LL looked amazing and aged so good. Fallout 4 with HD textures lol I played that outdated crap of a game and engine even textures cant save it. How can you compare that broken repetitive game with the Metro series. You Sir are a joke.
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#5
Tomgang
Lucky those that got it on steam. Just got my game key and so i wanted to activate it on epic launcher. And what do i get, no option to preload the game, the darn game Arent even showed up in my library yet. But i do look for to play it when i can download the game. But the Epic launcher suck balls in this direction.

And its not like its a steam only feature cause i also today activated Far Cry New Dawn on Uplay and there i cut fine preload the game. Its just epic launcher crappy service it seems. No wunder people is angry about moving Metro over to Epic launcher:banghead:. Its not a possitive start for me with epic launcher, since its the first time im using it and i can tell al ready now, i am not gonna buy more games to epic launcher, when you cant even preload the game:shadedshu:
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
Not interested in this game, how ever as we know Steam offer a 2 week or\and 2h play so if you pre ordered it and it came out after the 2 weeks would they tell you go to hell and a refund ? .
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#7
megamanxtreme
ab3e said:
Reviewers that I trust said that this is one of the best looking games out there. Metro 2033 and LL looked amazing and aged so good. Fallout 4 with HD textures lol I played that outdated crap of a game and engine even textures cant save it. How can you compare that broken repetitive game with the Metro series. You Sir are a joke.
It depends on what your view of "best looking" is, I judge by getting up close to the textures and seeing if they are sharp or blurry. I love the Metro series but the game is too demanding and the textures look blurry, so I find it not worth it being that demanding. Despite that, I still play them every year for the Good Endings. I wasn't talking about their official H.D. textures either that's why I wasn't specific, mostly talking about those Nexus mod texture packs.

Eroticus said:
Why did you compare it to F4 ? you could compare it to Oblivion cuz fallout 4 looks almost the same
I was going to say Oblivion but it's not a First Person Shooter, give or take if bow counts.
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Tomgang
Oh my god Epic launcher sucks. Now its past midnight in my country and i can still not download or play the game. Guess i have to get going with Far Cry new dawn then. Epic is epic fail. Lucky steam owners, since you guess can properly play it now for those that has hit past midnight in your country.
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#9
erixx
Tomgang said:
Oh my god Epic launcher sucks. Now its past midnight in my country and i can still not download or play the game. Guess i have to get going with Far Cry new dawn then. Epic is epic fail. Lucky steam owners, since you guess can properly play it now for those that has hit past midnight in your country.
drama queen.

it will be loaded early in the morning. the communication system fails, because I only found it on twitter, but blablabla...
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#10
Tomgang
erixx said:
drama queen.

it will be loaded early in the morning. the communication system fails, because I only found it on twitter, but blablabla...
Drama Queen no. Dissapointed yes in deed.

Well since steam, uplay and such platform can do it and epic cant. That is pretty bad in my opinion and wait til the morning no thanks. It past midnight at my place and by that 15 februar and lauch day. This is the first and last game i ever get for the epic launcher. Next time some one pulls this stunt by remove from steam and go to epic launcher. I will boy cut them instantly.

enough rant, I will go to my backup plan and play some far cry then. They can get I right and lock the game up past midt night on uplay.
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#11
Easo
Why the hell should I feel like a drama queen just because disliked this sudden, erm, exodus to Epic Store?
P.S.
Gonna get it in a year, because let's be honest, it's gonna be under some 50% discount in Steam upon return.
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#12
erixx
It's only gaming! but then I read "boy cut"... to say the least, it sounds like something macho-gayish, like right wing LGTB stuff, but maybe it's a typo, lol, or maybe you are a panty slave to games. Who knows, who cares!
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#13
Arumio
You pre-ordered it and so what? in the end, the salesman gave the game to the bloggers before you (on the youtube you can already see the letsplays of this game) ...
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#14
Eroticus
Easo said:
Why the hell should I feel like a drama queen just because disliked this sudden, erm, exodus to Epic Store?
P.S.
Gonna get it in a year, because let's be honest, it's gonna be under some 50% discount in Steam upon return.
You had a half year to pre order the game on steam and you will get 14d / 2h money back anyway.

And it's PC game, you can get it 50% off right now, what is the point of waiting the whole year ... ?
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Kohl Baas
Tomgang said:
This is the first and last game i ever get for the epic launcher.
There can't be no exceptions. Having those only sends the message: You are willing to put aside your principles in certain circumstances. That means it's only a matter of good hype to get you in that emotional state again. Next time they maybe not going to pull it from steam, instead they don't even try to publish there. What will you do in that case? Accept the pill and swallow big?

I'm gaming on PC only and there were no titles able to make me buy a console. My bad? Probalby, but that's my principle and I keep myself to it. If you are gaming you will know what sacrifice that means. Mine is bigger, because I mostly play stury-driven games which of the best are mostly PS-exclussive.

Eroticus said:
what is the point of waiting the whole year ... ?
Metro:Exodus is a story-driven single-player game. As such, content and gameplay is independent from the size of actual playerbase, so what is the point to get it right now? You reminding me to those who kept "mocking" me for playing the PC-version of GTA5 while they already finished it more than a year ago. So what? Story got rot? Something got cut out? No! They had absolutlely no advantage and I had abolutely no disadvantage by playing it when I did.

If he is willing to wait a year, he/she will loose nothing because of it. On the contrary! After a year there is a fat chance most of the initial bugs/problems will be patched/solved.
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Eroticus
Kohl Baas said:
There can't be no exceptions. Having those only sends the message: You are willing to put aside your principles in certain circumstances. That means it's only a matter of good hype to get you in that emotional state again. Next time they maybe not going to pull it from steam, instead they don't even try to publish there. What will you do in that case? Accept the pill and swallow big?

I'm gaming on PC only and there were no titles able to make me buy a console. My bad? Probalby, but that's my principle and I keep myself to it. If you are gaming you will know what sacrifice that means. Mine is bigger, because I mostly play stury-driven games which of the best are mostly PS-exclussive.



Metro:Exodus is a story-driven single-player game. As such, content and gameplay is independent from the size of actual playerbase, so what is the point to get it right now? You reminding me to those who kept "mocking" me for playing the PC-version of GTA5 while they already finished it more than a year ago. So what? Story got rot? Something got cut out? No! They had absolutlely no advantage and I had abolutely no disadvantage by playing it when I did.

If he is willing to wait a year, he/she will loose nothing because of it. On the contrary! After a year there is a fat chance most of the initial bugs/problems will be patched/solved.
He just said, 50% off , his point was the price.

and you searched for new reasons, i just finished the prologue, the game is fine. sure you can play it when ever you want, i just finished Binary domain a game from 2012 few days ago, i didn't know about that game, the game sold bad, we won't see Binary domain 2. whose fault ? mine, and i can understand devs/publishers what is the point wasting xx Millions that could sale bad and kill the publisher or studio, when you make a on-line(BEST DRM EVER) only game for 2 bucks with 1 game mode and 2 maps and sell 50m copies in under 2 years, not include microtransaction.
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#17
Vayra86
Eroticus said:
He just said, 50% off , his point was the price.

and you searched for new reasons, i just finished the prologue, the game is fine. sure you can play it when ever you want, i just finished Binary domain a game from 2012 few days ago, i didn't know about that game, the game sold bad, we won't see Binary domain 2. whose fault ? mine, and i can understand devs/publishers what is the point wasting xx Millions that could sale bad and kill the publisher or studio, when you make a on-line(BEST DRM EVER) only game for 2 bucks with 1 game mode and 2 maps and sell 50m copies in under 2 years, not include microtransaction.
The point wasn't the price, it was being able to get it ON STEAM at a lower price. If you're going to go into the minutia, be consistent ;)

erixx said:
drama queen.

it will be loaded early in the morning. the communication system fails, because I only found it on twitter, but blablabla...
Yeah. This reminds me of the classic MMO launch where time zones are left waiting or people misread what zone they're in and get their panties in a bunch. I mean, we get it, its a new release and you're eager, but sitting there waiting for your pre- or download... pretty sad stuff. It gets worse when you feel justified to vent your impatience and consider it a real argument. Definitely drama-queen zone right there. The game isn't delayed at all...

But I guess if we can't complain about launch issues and bugs, gotta complain about stores and launchers :D Or texture quality. I like that one too. Let's just get real, if you're not buying it now, you're not, that's fine, your loss, have a nice day. I'm just waiting because I've got other things to play, no real need to dive into anything right at launch, and price of keys will come down 1-2 weeks from now. People need to chill.
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#18
ONEoo7
Been playing this for 2h now. Pre-ordered on steam some time ago. There are stuttering issues in this game. I don't know what the cause is, but it's a bit disappointing.
The graphics are amazing. I am the kind of guy that plays games for their graphics, but for metro exodus this is not the entire case. I love the atmosphere and the stealthy approach.
I don't know what to say about the fact that they didn't add a proper peek around the corner or over the cover, system. Maybe it's better this way. People will start abusing that instead of finding different ways of approaching the challenge.

Overall I can see myself finish this game, and I would also recommend it to anyone who doesn't like the "rambo" style fps out there.
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#19
Kohl Baas
Eroticus said:
He just said, 50% off , his point was the price.

and you searched for new reasons, i just finished the prologue, the game is fine. sure you can play it when ever you want, i just finished Binary domain a game from 2012 few days ago, i didn't know about that game, the game sold bad, we won't see Binary domain 2. whose fault ? mine, and i can understand devs/publishers what is the point wasting xx Millions that could sale bad and kill the publisher or studio, when you make a on-line(BEST DRM EVER) only game for 2 bucks with 1 game mode and 2 maps and sell 50m copies in under 2 years, not include microtransaction.
Perhaps I was wrong, but as I see, the point was not abut the 50% price off, but having it on steam. The 50% off is an educated guess abut it's price 1 year after release.
Yea, I can feel that. It's always a key moment to deliver the product to those who might be interested. It's not necessary just your fault. Remember what had you played back in 2012 and ask yourself would you rather play BD instead of those? If not, then BD failed to compete with the concurrent games. Capitalism at it's best.

Go and take a look on Psychonauts. Got almost every awards for everything, haven't sold at the stores. As a game it was a piece of art. As a product it was a failure.
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#20
erixx
Psychonauts is a kids game and as far as I know, all games kids play are free games. They get constantly and unpredictably hooked and unhooked with games... Parents are clever :)
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#21
Easo
Eroticus said:
You had a half year to pre order the game on steam and you will get 14d / 2h money back anyway.

And it's PC game, you can get it 50% off right now, what is the point of waiting the whole year ... ?
Gonna give you couple of examples - ordering just after paycheck. Or making sure the game is what I want, so waiting for all info until the last moment.
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