for Metro Exodus
walks back from the
recent comment from a
4A Games developer
suggesting the next installment in the Metro series might
skip the PC platform if backlash to the game's Epic
Games Store exclusivity
caused a significant PC boycott. The new statement
says this threat does not represent the actual stance of the game's publisher or
The recent decision to move Metro Exodus from Steam to the
Epic Game Store was made by Koch Media / Deep Silver alone.
The recent comments made by a member of the 4A Games development team do not
reflect Deep Silver’s or 4A Games’ view on the future of the franchise. They do
reflect the hurt and disappointment of a passionate individual who has seen what
was previously nothing but positive goodwill towards his work turn to
controversy due to a business decision he had no control over. We respectfully
ask that any and all valid feedback over this decision is directed at Koch Media
/ Deep Silver, and not the developers at 4A Games.
The future release strategy of the Metro series lies with Koch Media / Deep
Silver. Our decision to partner with Epic Games was based on the goal of
investing in the future of the series and our development partner at 4A Games.
We have every intention of continuing this franchise, and a PC version will
always be at the heart of our plans.