The second big game to go from Steam this year, first The Division 2 which we reported on earlier, and we predicted many more. The press release states that it is the terms of the deal that appealed to Deep Silver, developers of Metro Exodus in particular the generous revenue terms offered by Epic.
In addition to Exodus, two more games from the Metro series, Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux will be released on the Epic Games store later in the year. Any pre-orders on other digital retailers such as Steam will be adhered to and players will still receive their games.
Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic said of the deal:
“Metro Exodus is amazing and is deservedly one of the most anticipated PC titles of 2019. We are partnering with Deep Silver to launch Metro Exodus, underpinned by Epic’s marketing support and commitment to offering an 88% revenue split, enabling game creators to further reinvest in building great games and improving the economics of game stores for everybody.”
Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Deep Silver also said of the deal:
“We are delighted to partner with Epic to bring the digital PC version of Metro Exodus to market. Epic’s generous revenue terms are a game changer that will allow publishers to invest more into content creation, or pass on savings to the players. By teaming up with Epic we will be able to invest more into the future of Metro and our ongoing partnership with series developer 4A Games, to the benefit of our Metro fans.”