Epic’s war on Steam continues: its latest high-profile PC exclusive is Metro Exodus.
The deal to release Metro Exodus on 15th February 2019 solely through the Epic Games store follows a similar deal for Ubisoft’s The Division 2.
There’s a Steam page for Metro Exodus, but we expect it to be pulled shortly, as The Division 2’s Steam page was. All existing Steam pre-orders for Metro Exodus will be honoured.
Epic recently launched the Epic Games store offering a bigger cut of sales to developers than Valve currently offers through Steam. It’s also made a game free to download every fortnight since.
In December, Epic signed a deal with Skybound to bring Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season on PC to the Epic Games store, but the deal with Ubisoft for The Division 2 was a significant step-up, and this latest deal for the promising Metro Exodus bolsters Epic’s effort.
Epic offers developers / publishers 88 per cent of revenue, which is significantly higher than the 70 per cent Steam offers. Epic said in order to pass the savings on to gamers, Metro Exodus will now sell for $49.99 in North America when purchased from the Epic Games store and €59.99 in most European countries. On Steam, Metro Exodus was priced £49.99. Now, on the Epic Games store, it’s priced £41.99. (UPDATE CORRECTION: This UK pricing is incorrect. Metro Exodus costs £49.99 on the Epic Games store. The price saving does not extend to the UK. Sorry for the confusion.)