Epic Games Store snags Metro Exodus away from Steam [Updated]

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Enlarge / A screen from Metro: Exodus or an artist's conception of Steam's future storefront if there trends continue?

Epic Games and Deep Silver announced today that the PC version of Metro Exodus will be downloadable exclusively through Epic's recently launched Game Store starting February 15.

Deep Silver CEO Klemens Kundratitz specifically cited "Epic’s generous revenue terms" in his reveal, which gives the game maker 88 percent of all revenue (compared to the industry-standard 70 percent on most other PC storefronts). That revenue-sharing system is "a game changer that will allow publishers to invest more into content creation, or pass on savings to the players," Kundratitz said. "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."

As of this writing Monday morning, Metro Exodus is still listed on Steam and available for preorder on the service, as it has been since August. The Steam version is listed for $60, though, $10 more than the Deep Silver says the game will sell for on Epic's storefront. Deep Silver says it will honor any players who pre-ordered the game from outside the Epic Games Store "will receive their game as expected."

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