On Monday, there will be news that the PC version of Metro Exodus will only be available temporarily at Epic Games. This information surprised the players, the more we took into account the fact that the production was successfully available for sale on Steam. Deep Silver's epic Games publisher's contract is another chapter of his latest struggle to win the largest digital distribution market dominated by Valve. Dmitry Głuchowski, who is known for saying fans are dissatisfied with the situation, szczerości the author of the books on which all the games were placed from Metro.
On an official profile on the web Instagramwho informed about downloading the game from Steam, Głuchowski strongly responded to the fan's statement that the author killed his own brand with developers:
Not me. I'm just standing up and looking at the murdered mark.
In another place he added:
I'm not responsible for the business decision of the publisher, I only do my part – I've invented new worlds.
Interestingly, the author's first comment quickly disappeared from the site, but users kept it Reddit. Głuchowski seems to have changed a bit, because in response to the claim that the Epic Games Store's exclusivity contract is a mistake, he wrote:
Why? I think Epic will do everything in its power to help you. I also did not think Steam worried about the situation in particular.
It is worth pointing out that although Głuchowski was not so heavily involved in production Exodus subway, the name represents the mark it created all the time. In addition, the author also participated in the promotional campaign of the game. Strong phrases such as "Watching the assassinated brand" seemed too reflective. In any case, the writer seems to be aware of the problems that will lead to exclusivity for the sale Exodus subway in Epic Games, especially in your home country. The Russian version of Steam traditionally offers lower prices to the people of the region, while Epic Games ignores the income gap in different countries. This is likely to be reflected in extremely low game sales beyond our eastern borders and will increase the level of piracy.
Meanwhile, players are loudly expressing their dissatisfaction, not only in forums and social networks, but also in a way known to some publishers – releasing negative ratings on Steam. Currently, fans are attacking the previous titles of the series. These are Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux, in the hope that Deep Silver is considering his decision. However, it is unlikely that this will happen. Although it deliberately reduces the evaluation of games that have nothing to do with the current debate, it is not logical, players are pushed to the wall and at this moment it is just a clear way to show their anger.
- Metro Exodus – official website
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