If you’re one of the people who were looking forward to Artyom’s third adventure outside the series eponymous tunnels, but didn’t fancy handing Epic Games your cash to pay for it, your patience may well be rewarded. That’s because, if you’re willing to try out the $9.99 a month Xbox Game Pass for PC, it appears as if you can take advantage of the special first month price of the service and play Metro Exodus for $1.
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Metro Exodus was one of the opening shots in the battle between Steam and the Epic Games store. Despite having been available for pre-order on Valve’s platform for months, shortly before release, it was pulled from sale, subject to a 12 month exclusivity deal on the Fortnite developer’s new storefront. Now, however, it seems that the definition of ‘exclusive’ is uncertain, as a new listing for the game has appeared on Microsoft’s Windows store.
The developers of Metro Exodus have signed on for a new project with publishers THQ Nordic. In their latest financial year report, THQ confirmed that the two companies will be working together on a new triple-A title.
Metro Exodus’ two DLC expansions will put players in control of new characters and new weapons. In a press release issued earlier today, developer 4A Games revealed details of the upcoming content, which will be available towards the beginning of next year.
Metro Exodus was pulled from Steam as it was announced the title was coming to the Epic Games store, and if that seemed like a last-minute decision, it apparently was. A number of official Steam keys had been printed for inclusion with retail copies of Metro Exodus – those were subsequently stolen and sold on third-party key selling sites, and now publisher Deep Silver has shut them down.
Nuclear Throne developer Rami Ismail says that Valve was simply “out-businessed” over Metro Exodus’ move from Steam to the Epic Games store. In an interview with PCGamesN at Yorkshire Games Festival (which we’ll be publishing in full later today), the Vlambeer co-founder made fun of Valve’s statement, which said that the game’s move was “unfair” to consumers.
Players have left thousands of positive reviews for Metro Exodus on its Steam page in the past week – which is a bit strange, since the game isn’t currently available on Steam. On PC, it’s available exclusively through the Epic Games Store, which has been a source of some controversy since the deal was announced in January.
It would seem that despite the many concerns around Metro Exodus’ move to the Epic Games store, there hasn’t been too big an impact on its overall sales. In the UK’s physical charts, the game sold almost 50% more than its most recent predecessor, Metro Last Light.
The exclusivity deal which pulled the latest Metro from Steam in favour of the Epic Games store came pretty close to the Metro Exodus release date. So close, that many players were left wondering what would become of the game’s physical release, since the manufacturing process typically happens well ahead of time. The answer? Stickers.
Metro Exodus is will depart from platform one this week, the Aurora and its crew leaving Moscow to explore the post-apocalyptic version of Russia that lies beyond. But while you’ll be waiting an extra couple of days for the game, the critics’ takes are already pulling out of the station, so let’s take a look at how the game has fared.