announcement from Deep Silver on Steam
reveals that Metro Exodus
will be a
timed exclusive for the
until February 14, 2020, one year after the planned February 15,
2019 release of 4A Games' first-person shooter sequel. The wrinkle with this
plan is that Metro Exodus remains available for pre-purchase
for the moment, and has already been preordered there by a number of customers.
Preorders will end at some point today, but word is everyone that they will
receive their game as expected. This is not preventing Valve from complaining
about this, as they say: "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." Here's Deep Silver's take on the topic:
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 15th 2019 solely through the Epic Games store.
The ability to purchase / pre-order from Steam will soon be removed
However, any customer with an outstanding pre-order for Metro Exodus on PC
through Steam will receive their game as expected.
For more information, please view our FAQ below :
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 (15th 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,
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 standalone 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
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 14th