A bit of a coup went on recently in the gaming world. Metro Exodus, the latest title from the fan-favorite gaming series was set to not only come out on Xbox One and PS4, but also on PC via Steam. But then, out of nowhere, the game announced that it would only be out on Steam via the new Epic Games Store. Everyone not with the company was stunned by this, and Valve even called it a low blow of sorts. As they already had the page for Exodus up on Steam.
But along with all of that controversy came the question of who made the decision to move Metro Exodus to the Epic Games store. And why they did that. And what it meant for the future of the franchise. Well, the team behind the game made a statement about this.
“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,” the official statement said. “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.”
They went on…
“The future release strategy of the Metro series lies with Koch Media / Deep Silver,” the statement continued. “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.”
We’ll have to see how it does when the game releases on February 15th.