Yesterday Deep Silver announced that the digital version of Metro Exodus for PC will be sold exclusively on Epic Games Store, a decision not welcomed too warmly by the community, but now we find that the exclusivity in question is temporary and will last twelve months.
As mentioned in a post on the Steam page of Metro Exodus, the game will return to the Valve marketplace on 14 February 2020, exactly a year after the exit.
“Metro Exodus will return to Steam and on other storefronts after 14th February 2020,” this is what we can read between the notes, where it is specified that anyone who has pre-ordered the product on the Gabe Newell store will be able to use the game regularly, enjoying full post-launch support by accessing free updates, preorder bonuses, content of the Expansion Pass and DLC, which will be launched simultaneously on all platforms.
From today it will no longer be possible to buy Metro Exodus for PC on Steam, the page of the game will remain online for a few hours and then it will be permanently removed. Late last night, the 4A Games and Deep Silver title climbed to the top of the list of the most sold products on Steam, a real sales boom, with players who were quick to pre-order the new Metro title before the removal from virtual shelves.