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  Epic Games and Deep Silver Announce Partnership to Release Metro Exodus for PC on the Epic Games Store
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01/28/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

January 28, 2019 – Epic Games and Deep Silver today announced a partnership that will see the digitally-distributed PC version of the highly anticipated Metro Exodus release on February 15 2019 solely through the Epic Games store.

Players worldwide can now pre-purchase both Standard and Gold Editions at EpicGames.com, from $49.99 in North America and €59.99 in most European countries*. All pre-orders include the Metro Exodus Original Soundtrack and ‘The World of Metro’ Digital Art Book.

“Metro Exodus is amazing and is deservedly one of the most anticipated PC titles of 2019,” said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic. “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.”

“We are delighted to partner with Epic to bring the digital PC version of Metro Exodus to market,” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Deep Silver. “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.”

Any customer with an outstanding pre-order for Metro Exodus on PC through any digital retailer will receive their game as expected.

Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter. Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story in the greatest Metro adventure yet.

Metro Exodus will be released on February 15 for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and PC.  

In addition, Deep Silver will release Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux to the Epic Games store later this year.

For more information, visit www.metrothegame.com.

*Regional pricing may vary

MORE ABOUT METRO EXODUS

The year is 2036.

A quarter-century after nuclear war devastated the earth, a few thousand survivors still cling to existence beneath the ruins of Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro.

They have struggled against the poisoned elements, fought mutated beasts and paranormal horrors, and suffered the flames of civil war.

But now, as Artyom, you must flee the Metro and lead a band of Spartan Rangers on an incredible, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in search of a new life in the East.

Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created.

Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter.

Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story in the greatest Metro adventure yet.

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·    Embark on an incredible journey - board the Aurora, a heavily modified steam locomotive, and join a handful of survivors as they search for a new life in the East

·    Experience Sandbox Survival - a gripping story links together classic Metro gameplay with new huge, non-linear levels

·    A beautiful, hostile world - discover the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness, brought to life with stunning day / night cycles and dynamic weather

·    Deadly combat and stealth – scavenge and craft in the field to customize your arsenal of hand-made weaponry, and engage human and mutant foes in thrilling tactical combat

·    Your choices determine your comrades’ fate - not all your companions will survive the journey; your decisions have consequence in a gripping storyline that offers massive re-playability

·    The ultimate in atmosphere and immersion - a flickering candle in the darkness; a ragged gasp as your gasmask frosts over; the howl of a mutant on the night wind - Metro will immerse and terrify you like no other game…

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© 2019 Koch Media GmbH and published by Deep Silver. Developed by 4A Games. 4A Games Limited and their respective logo are trademarks of 4A Games Limited. Metro Exodus is inspired by the internationally best-selling novels METRO 2033 and METRO 2035 by Dmitry Glukhovsky. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

ABOUT EPIC GAMES

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology, which brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web, is freely available at unrealengine.com. The Epic Games store offers a handpicked library of games, available at epicgames.com. Follow @EpicGames for updates.

ABOUT DEEP SILVER

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.

 

Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, the irreverent super-hero action game Agents of Mayhem and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Metro Exodus. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com.  

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the United States.

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Metro Exodus / Epic Games Partnership FAQ

28 January 2019

As of 28 January 2019, Metro Exodus is now available to purchase through the Epic Games store (EpicGames.com) and has been removed from other Digital stores, including Steam.

All existing pre-orders through those stores will be honored.

We’ve broken this FAQ into four sections to inform you how, or if, this affects you :

#1 : FAQ FOR EXISTING STEAM PRE-ORDER CUSTOMERS

#2 : FAQ FOR EPIC GAMES STORE CUSTOMERS

#3 : FAQ FOR PHYSICAL PC PRE-ORDER CUSTOMERS

#4 : FAQ FOR CUSTOMERS OF HUMBLE BUNDLE AND OTHER KEY SELLERS

#1 - FAQ FOR EXISITNG STEAM PRE-ORDER CUSTOMERS

I already pre-ordered Metro Exodus on Steam. What happens to my order?

Your pre-order on Steam will be honored, and you will be able to download and play Metro Exodus on release day (15 February 2019).

If I pre-ordered the Gold Edition on Steam, will I still get my future Expansion Pass on Steam?

Yes, your Expansion Pack content will become available for download via Steam, when released.

Will I still get my pre-order bonuses - the Digital Artbook and Official Soundtrack on Steam?

Yes, your pre-order bonuses will be honored and delivered by Steam.

I ordered the Standard Edition - will I be able to purchase the Expansion Pass in the future on Steam?

Yes, if you own the Standard Edition on Steam, you will be able to purchase the Expansion Pass or stand-alone DLC on Steam when it releases in the future.

Does the Epic Store have any exclusive or timed exclusive DLC?

No. All future DLC for Metro Exodus will be released simultaneously on all platforms.

Are there any differences in content between the version on the Epic Games store and the version on Steam?

No, they have the same pre-order bonuses and in-game content. All future title updates, patches, and free and premium DLC will be released simultaneously across both versions.

Will Metro Exodus ever return to Steam?

Yes - Metro Exodus will return to Steam and on other store fronts after 14 February 2020.

#2 - FAQ FOR EPIC GAMES STORE CUSTOMERS

How much will Metro Exodus cost on the Epic Games Store?

Metro Exodus is available in Standard and Gold Editions. The Gold Edition includes the Expansion Pass, granting access to upcoming premium DLC.

The Standard Edition is priced at $49.99 in North America, £49.99 in the UK and €59.99 in most other European counties (further regional pricing may vary).

The Gold Edition is priced at $74.99 in North America, £69.99 in the UK and €84.99 in most other European counties (further regional pricing may vary).

When will I receive the Official Soundtrack and Digital Artbook pre-order bonuses on the Epic Games Store?

These will be delivered with the full game download on 15 February.  

Will other Metro games be coming to the Epic Games Store? If so, when?

Deep Silver and 4A Games will bring Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux to the Epic Games store later this year.

I bought the Gold Edition. When will I get my Expansion Pass content?

The release dates of the Expansion Pass content have not yet been announced. Expect an update after the full game release on February 15 2019.

Are there any differences in content between the version on the Epic Games store and the version on Steam?

No, they have the same pre-order bonuses and in-game content. All future title updates, patches, and free and premium DLC will be released simultaneously across both versions.

#3 - FAQ FOR PHYSICAL EDITION CUSTOMERS

I have pre-ordered a physical copy of Metro Exodus for PC. How will this news affect me?

This will not affect you at all. You will receive your packaged game with a key allowing you to play.

#4 - FAQ FOR CUSTOMERS OF HUMBLE BUNDLE AND OTHER STEAM KEY SELLERS

I pre-ordered Metro Exodus through Humble Bundle or similar key seller – what happens to my order?

Your pre-order will be honored and you will receive your key on release - 15 February 2019.

PC Specs

You can see what kind of results you might experience from Metro Exodus with our Performance Guide on the Metro website here:

http://MetroTheGame.com/PCSpecs

MINIMUM

OS* :    WINDOWS 7 | 8 | 10

CPU :    INTEL CORE I5-4440 or equivalent

RAM :    8GB

GPU :    GEFORCE GTX 670 | GEFORCE GTX 1050 | AMD RADEON HD 7870

VRAM :    2 GB

DIRECT X :    11 |12

RECOMMENDED

OS* :    WINDOWS 10

CPU :    INTEL CORE I7-4770K or equivalent

RAM :    8GB

GPU :    GEFORCE GTX 1070 | GEFORCE RTX 2060 | AMD RX VEGA 56

VRAM :    8 GB

DIRECT X :    12

*Windows 10 RS5 (Build 1809) or newer and DirectX 12 required for RTX features.  Win 8.1 requires build 9600 or newer, Win 8 requires build 9200 or newer, Win 7 requires SP1 or newer.