Until yesterday, anyone eager to play first-person shooter Metro Exodus on their gaming rig when it releases on Feb. 15 could pre-order it on Steam. However, that’s no longer the case after publisher Deep Silver and developer 4A Games signed an exclusive launch deal with the Epic Games Store. Valve is understandably not happy about this.
An announcement was made on the Metro Exodus website detailing a partnership between Epic Games and Deep Silver to launch the game through the Epic Games Store. Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Deep Silver, explains that “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.”