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Metro Exodus coming to Steam after being an Epic Games Store exclusive for a year

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It doesn’t appear to be going to any other storefronts yet

A soldier stands in a snow-covered city in a screenshot from Metro Exodus. Image: 4A Games/Deep Silver

Metro Exodus’ Epic Games Store exclusivity period is about to end — the game will debut on Steam on Saturday, Feb. 15.

4A Games’ first-person shooter was originally set to be available through Steam, but less than three weeks before the game’s release, publisher Deep Silver announced that it would be selling Metro Exodus exclusively in the Epic Games Store — for a whole year. The Windows PC version debuted on Epic’s storefront on Feb. 15, 2019, and it will go live on Steam exactly one year later at midnight EST, according to the franchise’s official Twitter account. (Metro Exodus also launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One alongside PC, and arrived on Google Stadia in November.)

“Those of you that have been waiting, thank you for your passion and patience,” the tweet added. As for other PC digital storefronts, the Twitter account responded to a question about GOG.com with a message saying, “We have no current plans to launch Metro Exodus on GOG in the immediate future.”

Though Metro Exodus itself is not yet up for pre-order on Steam, its $24.99 Expansion Pass and its first expansion, 2019’s The Two Colonels, are both available to buy now.

Metro Exodus was one of the first major, highly anticipated games to become an Epic Games Store exclusive, along with Ubisoft’s The Division 2. Epic has also signed timed exclusivity deals for plenty of other titles big and small, such as Remedy Entertainment’s Control and Supergiant Games’ Hades. As those agreements expire, expect to see the games in question pop up on places like Steam and GOG.