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Metro Exodus curves Steam and heads to the Epic Games Store

The future is now, old man.

Metro exodus gameplay
Image: Deep Silver

Here we go again. In another move that should have Steam worried, the upcoming apocalyptic shooter Metro Exodus is leaving the Steam platform in exchange for the Epic Games Store.

In a move that is somewhat surprising, considering that Metro Exodus has had a spot on Steam for months, will now be available for pre-order for $10 cheaper than was previously offered on Steam, coming in at $49.99. The game releases on February 15. Deep Silver, the company behind the title, notes that any pre-orders that were made on Steam will still be honored and playable through the platform.

It is assumed, and basically confirmed, that Epic Games’ developer-friendly revenue model is the reasoning behind the price difference.

Steam isn’t happy about it

Steam has updated the pre-order page for Metro Exodus, noting that pre-orders are currently still available but will be unavailable by day’s end. Check out the statement below in its entirety.

Steam page for metro exodus

Screenshot: KnowTechie

In a separate press release from Deep Silver, the company notes that the game will eventually return to Steam, but not until February 14, 2020. The previous two titles in the Metro series will also call the Epic Games Store home later this year, as well.

With Epic continuing to not only shake up the video game market but the PC platform market as well, companies like Steam will really need to start looking at how they do business and what the can do to slow down the ever-growing wave that is Epic.

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