Metro Exodus Gets Pulled From Steam As It Enters An Exclusivity Deal With Epic Game Store

Epic Games and Deep Silver today announced a partnership that will see the digitally-distributed PC version of the highly anticipated Metro Exodus release on February 15 2019 solely through the Epic Games store.

Players worldwide can now pre-purchase both Standard and Gold Editions at EpicGames.com, from $49.99 in North America and €59.99 in most European countries*. All pre-orders include the Metro Exodus Original Soundtrack and ‘The World of Metro’ Digital Art Book.

“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.”

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

Any customer with an outstanding pre-order for Metro Exodus on PC through any digital retailer will receive their game as expected.

Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year through spring, summer, and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter. Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story in the greatest Metro adventure yet.

Metro Exodus will be released on February 15 for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and PC.

In addition, Deep Silver will release Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux to the Epic Games store later this year.

Metro Exodus / Epic Games Partnership FAQ

28 January 2019

As of 28 January 2019, Metro Exodus is now available to purchase through the Epic Games store (EpicGames.com) and has been removed from other Digital stores, including Steam.

All existing pre-orders through those stores will be honored.

We’ve broken this FAQ into four sections to inform you how, or if, this affects you :

#1 : FAQ FOR EXISTING STEAM PRE-ORDER CUSTOMERS
#2 : FAQ FOR EPIC GAMES STORE CUSTOMERS
#3 : FAQ FOR PHYSICAL PC PRE-ORDER CUSTOMERS
#4 : FAQ FOR CUSTOMERS OF HUMBLE BUNDLE AND OTHER KEY SELLERS

#1 – FAQ FOR EXISITNG STEAM PRE-ORDER CUSTOMERS

I already pre-ordered Metro Exodus on Steam. What happens to my order?

Your pre-order on Steam will be honored, and you will be able to download and play Metro Exodus on release day (15 February 2019).

If I pre-ordered the Gold Edition on Steam, will I still get my future Expansion Pass on Steam?

Yes, your Expansion Pack content will become available for download via Steam, when released.

Will I still get my pre-order bonuses – the Digital Artbook and Official Soundtrack on Steam?

Yes, your pre-order bonuses will be honored and delivered by Steam.

I ordered the Standard Edition – will I be able to purchase the Expansion Pass in the future on Steam?

Yes, if you own the Standard Edition on Steam, you will be able to purchase the Expansion Pass or stand-alone DLC on Steam when it releases in the future.

Does the Epic Store have any exclusive or timed exclusive DLC?

No. All future DLC for Metro Exodus will be released simultaneously on all platforms.

Are there any differences in content between the version on the Epic Games store and the version on Steam?

No, they have the same pre-order bonuses and in-game content. All future title updates, patches, and free and premium DLC will be released simultaneously across both versions.

Will Metro Exodus ever return to Steam?

Yes – Metro Exodus will return to Steam and on other store fronts after 14 February 2020.

#2 – FAQ FOR EPIC GAMES STORE CUSTOMERS

How much will Metro Exodus cost on the Epic Games Store?

Metro Exodus is available in Standard and Gold Editions. The Gold Edition includes the Expansion Pass, granting access to upcoming premium DLC.

The Standard Edition is priced at $49.99 in North America, £49.99 in the UK and €59.99 in most other European counties (further regional pricing may vary).

The Gold Edition is priced at $74.99 in North America, £69.99 in the UK and €84.99 in most other European counties (further regional pricing may vary).

When will I receive the Official Soundtrack and Digital Artbook pre-order bonuses on the Epic Games Store?

These will be delivered with the full game download on 15 February.

Will other Metro games be coming to the Epic Games Store? If so, when?

Deep Silver and 4A Games will bring Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux to the Epic Games store later this year.

I bought the Gold Edition. When will I get my Expansion Pass content?

The release dates of the Expansion Pass content have not yet been announced. Expect an update after the full game release on February 15 2019.

Are there any differences in content between the version on the Epic Games store and the version on Steam?

No, they have the same pre-order bonuses and in-game content. All future title updates, patches, and free and premium DLC will be released simultaneously across both versions.

#3 – FAQ FOR PHYSICAL EDITION CUSTOMERS

I have pre-ordered a physical copy of Metro Exodus for PC. How will this news affect me?

This will not affect you at all. You will receive your packaged game with a key allowing you to play.

#4 – FAQ FOR CUSTOMERS OF HUMBLE BUNDLE AND OTHER STEAM KEY SELLERS

I pre-ordered Metro Exodus through Humble Bundle or similar key seller – what happens to my order?

Your pre-order will be honored and you will receive your key on release – 15 February 2019.

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