Controversy has swirled around Metro Exodus, an upcoming FPS game developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver, after it was first announced that it would be released exclusively on the Epic Games Store.
Calls for boycotting the upcoming title by gamers have been spreading across social media, which ultimately prompted a member of the 4A Games development team to warn fans of the series that the next Metro games won’t come to PC if fans refuse to play the game via the Epic Games Store.
The recent decision to move Metro Exodus from Steam to the Epic Game Store was made by Koch Media / Deep (cont) https://t.co/Df1UZBUF97
— Official Deep Silver (@deepsilver) February 3, 2019
In a prompt follow-up, Deep Silver emphasized that the statements made by the 4A Games developer do not represent either group. Notably, Deep Silver sees the exclusivity on the Epic Games Store as an investment in the future of the series.
The recent decision to move Metro Exodus from Steam to the Epic Game Store was made by Koch Media / Deep Silver alone.
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. 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.
The future release strategy of the Metro series lies with Koch Media / Deep Silver. 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.
Metro Exodus is scheduled for release on February 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and of course, Windows. The new title is the third installment in the Metro video game series –based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels and set to follow the events of “Metro 2033” and “Metro: Last Light.”