On the Metro Exodus Exclusivity Controversy

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that this article is the personal opinion of the author, and in no way reflects the views of Silver Soul Gaming, its staff, or its constituents.

I’ve been looking forward to Metro Exodus since it was announced at E3. I’m a pretty big fan of the series and seeing the Steam pre-orders sparked some semblance of joy into my dark, depressed heart. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford to pre-order the game, so I decided to wait until release before making a relatively expensive purchase. Recently, Deep Silver made an exclusivity deal with Epic to only sell the game on their store. After learning that I can’t buy Exodus through Steam, I sadly won’t buy it at all. I don’t swear any undying loyalty to Steam, nor do I think all other stores are inferior, but I can’t support a publisher that would take away the option of buying a game on my preferred platform after it had already been on the Steam store and sold pre-orders. I’m quite frankly disappointed and I would hate to see such conniving marketing strategies perpetuated in the future, hence my personal decision to boycott Metro Exodus. It’s such a shame as well, because I was really looking forward to playing what looks to be the greatest installment yet to the Metro series.

Again, keep in mind that this is my personal opinion and does not represent the views of Silver Soul Gaming.

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