Deep Silver made an announcement earlier today that Metro Exodus will be pulled from Steam and be an Epic Store exclusive title until the year 2020

Steam has only recently been getting competition from Epic Store that has entered the digital retailing market with a great incentive for developers with the 88/12 revenue split strategy. Metro Exodus will now only be exclusively sold on the Epic Store for PC and be removed from Steam.

Metro Exodus

Since Metro Exodus was already available on Steam for pre-order, the company will honour the purchases made and buyers will still have access to the game and all the future expansion packs and DLCs that may be released later on.

We are delighted to partner with Epic to bring the digital PC version of Metro Exodus to market. 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.” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Deep Silver.

Steam has always been the leading storefront for PC gaming and it is only quite recently that it has faced real competition from any company. Although many gamers are hesitant in shifting over to another client for their game library and purchases, the 88/12 revenue split and Discord’s 90/10 revenue split is a very great incentive for developers to feature their games on these stores as compared to Steam with their 70/30 revenue split.

Metro Exodus is set to release on February 15, 2019, on PlayStation4, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Store.

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