Metro Exodus News

Metro Exodus players are leaving thousands of positive reviews - on Steam

Metro Exodus players are leaving thousands of positive reviews - on Steam

Despite the Epic Games store exclusivity controversy.

Something akin to the opposite of review-bombing is going on over at the Metro Exodus Steam store page.

The Metro Exodus Steam store page doesn't sell the game - it was removed after Epic and Koch Media / Deep Silver signed a timed exclusivity deal for the game to be sold on the Epic Games store for 12 months.

That decision sparked a backlash from some Steam users who were upset Metro Exodus had left Valve's platform. And some took to review-bombing previous Metro games on Steam in a bid to show their discontent.

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Epic's latest PC exclusive is Metro Exodus

Epic's latest PC exclusive is Metro Exodus

UPDATE: Deep Silver owner THQ Nordic distances itself from announcement.

UPDATE 29/1/19: THQ Nordic, which owns Metro Exodus publisher Deep Silver, has shared its own statement regarding yesterday's controversial announcement that 4A Games' forthcoming first-person shooter is now a one-year timed exclusive on the Epic Store.

In a post to Twitter, THQ Nordic, which acquired Deep Silver and distributor Koch Media last year, sought to distance itself from the news, telling fans that the exclusivity deal was "made entirely on Koch Media's side as Metro is their intellectual property. They are a sister company of THQ Nordic (Vienna), which is the reason why we can and will not comment on this matter."

The publisher did offer assurances, however, that while it was unprepared "to categorically exclude the possibility of timed exclusives for any of our games in the future... speaking in the here and now, we definitely want to have the players choose the platform of their liking and make our portfolio available to as many outlets as possible."

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Developer 4A Games' long-awaited post-apocalyptic sandbox shooter Metro Exodus is now just over a month away - and, as you'd expect, the studio's marketing efforts are rapidly gathering speed. And now, as part of its pre-release publicity pre-amble, 4A Games has unveiled Metro Exodus' lavish Artyom Custom Edition - it's so fancy, in fact, that only ten have been made.