Steam Isn’t Exactly Pleased About Deep Silver’s Decision About Metro Exodus
Earlier today Deep Silver and Epic Games announced that 4A Games’ Metro Exodus will soon be an Epic Games Store exclusive for PC players, cutting Steam out altogether. As you can imagine, the popular store isn’t exactly pleased with the recent turn of events, and has hit back about the decision.
While the move to Epic Games seems to be a good thing for gamers everywhere, with a savings of approximately $10 from the get-go, the decision definitely burns all other digital distribution platforms, with the most visibly affected as Steam. As a result, the webpage for Metro Exodus on Steam has been updates to include a statement about the future of the title on the storefront.
Though the statement assures everyone who has purchased the game on Steam previously, that they will still receive Metro Exodus, there’s no missing the shots fired at Epic Games and Deep Silver. You can read the full statement below. “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.”
Though The Division 2 and Metro Exodus may only be a small drop in the bucket for Valve, if developers and publishers alike continue to make their games exclusive to the Epic Games Store, it won’t be long before these moves do some serious damage to the company who, up until recently, had the monopoly of the distribution market for PC. Steam may have to start considering a price cut to be able to match Epic Games if this distribution war continues.
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