Monday January 28, 2019

Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

Deep Silver and Epic Games have announced a partnership to make the digital distribution of the PC version of Metro Exodus an Epic Store exclusive. The game will be available for $49.99 on the Epic Store which is $10 cheaper than the current pricing on Steam. Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney touts the 88/12 revenue split as a reason why Metro Exodus is coming to the Epic Store. The Steam Store has a 70/30 revenue split. All Steam preorders will be honored and those customers will receive their game on the Steam platform. All DLC will be available for purchase for Steam customers. The Epic Store will not have timed exclusive DLC as all releases will be simultaneous across both versions. The Metro Exodus Steam Community page is located here. The game is currently still available for purchase on Steam.

Valve posted this notification on the Metro Exodus Steam page. Notice: 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.

"Metro Exodus is amazing and is deservedly one of the most anticipated PC titles of 2019," said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic. "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."