Epic Games and Deep Silver announced today their partnership to launch digitally on PC the highly anticipated Metro Exodus via the Epic Games store. According to the the game’s official Steam store page, this is an exclusive deal, meaning that the game will not be available on Steam at all (those who have pre-ordered the game on Steam will still get it).
Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic, said:
“Metro Exodus is amazing and is rightly one of the most anticipated PC titles of 2019. We are partnering with Deep Silver to launch Metro Exodus, with Epic’s marketing support, and its commitment to offering a break-even distribution. 88% revenue, allowing game creators to reinvest more in creating great products and improving the economics of gaming stores.”
Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Deep Silver, added:
“We are excited to partner with Epic to bring the digital version of Metro Exodus to market. The generous terms and conditions of Epic will allow publishers to invest more in creating content or benefiting players. By teaming up with Epic, we will be able to invest more in Metro’s future and in our ongoing partnership with the developer of the series, 4A Games, for the benefit of fans of the game. “
As the game’s official Steam store page reads:
“Later today, sales of Metro Exodus will be discontinued on Steam due to a publisher decision to make the game exclusive to another PC store.
The developer and publisher have assured us that all prior sales of the game on Steam will be fulfilled on Steam, and Steam owners will be able to access the game and any future updates or DLC through Steam.
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.”
As always, this is a time-limited exclusive and according to Deep Silver, Metro Exodus will come to Steam on February 14th, 2020.