Metro Exodus ditches Steam for Epic Games store, Valve calls it 'unfair'

CNET | 1/28/2019 | Sean Buckley
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The Epic Games store seems like it was custom built to take on Steam, and the fledgling platform has been securing a steady stream of PC exclusive games since its official reveal at the 2018 Game Awards. Now, those exclusivity deals seem to be getting to Valve. Developer Deep Silver recently announced that, despite having been available for preorder on Steam for quite some time, first-person shooter Metro Exodus would be an Epic Games store exclusive. Valve is calling the title's new exclusivity "unfair."

The reaction was posted to the game's Steam store page on Monday. Specifically, Valve says "the decision to remove the game is unfair to Steam customers, especially after a long presale period." Customers who preordered the game from Valve will still be able to access the game and future DLC on Steam after it launches on Feb. 15, but sales for new customers will be discontinued later today.

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Valve's frustration is understandable. Not only is the game being removed from its distribution platform, but it's also being sold for less on the Epic Games Store. Customers in the US who buy Metro Exodus from Epic will pay $50, a full $10 discount over the Steam price. It's a...
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