There goes another hyped title being removed from Steam. After The Division 2, Metro’s sequel, Exodus, is making a change and joins the Epic Games store, leaving Steam for good. Apparently, Epic Games’ revenue share is higher, and as such, it becomes the most vital choice for each publisher.
Therefore, it is safe to assume that Epic Games will collect a lot higher tier of video games and publishers, namely because Steam is becoming redundant, and its revenue share a big loss for publishers, but also consumers.
What is wrong with the consumers you may ask? Well, it is getting even worse. Valve is facing an even more difficult challenge, and that is Epic Games’ move to sell the games for a cheaper price. This will not only allow the store to gain more consumers but will also allow publishers to focus on releasing content rather than making plans on how to earn more.
It is rather simple than confusing, and it’s a big loss for Valve since Epic Games success is evident and somewhat undeniable. Deep Silver and 4A Games will have a more pleasant experience joining the platform than staying at Valve’s Steam.
Just 18 days before launch, the removal of Metro Exodus from Steam has been positively realized by Klemens Kundratitz, Deep Silver’s CEO. He actually claimed the benefits of this move in the long term.
“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.”
Not only that Epic Games offers a lot more generous revenue terms to publishers, but it also commits to giving away video games for free throughout the whole of 2019.
What will happen to all of the Steam pre-orders and listing? They will still receive a Steam copy.
With that being said, it is safe to conclude that Epic Games is on a high roll and it is much more likable to see changes of the same caliber coming in the near future. There’s not a single publisher that would decline this kind of generosity.