We recently reported the incident where a 4A Games member discussed how if PC players boycott Metro Exodus just for migrating store, the developer and publisher might ditch PC from their upcoming Metro instalments.
Of course, this lead to even more backlash, which isn’t even about Metro Exodus’ store migration anymore. Deep Silver felt obliged to release a statement yesterday clarifying the statement made by “4A Games development team do not reflect Deep Silver’s or 4A Games’ view on the future of the franchise.” The statement continued to justify the decision, and reassured PC fans for future releases.
The recent decision to move Metro Exodus from Steam to the Epic Game Store was made by Koch Media / Deep Silver alone.
The recent comments made by a member of the 4A Games development team do not reflect Deep Silver’s or 4A Games’ view on the future of the franchise. They do reflect the hurt and disappointment of a passionate individual who has seen what was previously nothing but positive goodwill towards his work turn to controversy due to a business decision he had no control over. We respectfully ask that any and all valid feedback over this decision is directed at Koch Media / Deep Silver, and not the developers at 4A Games.
The future release strategy of the Metro series lies with Koch Media / Deep Silver. Our decision to partner with Epic Games was based on the goal of investing in the future of the series and our development partner at 4A Games. We have every intention of continuing this franchise, and a PC version will always be at the heart of our plans.
Metro: Exodus releases for PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 15, 2019. Make sure to check out the Artyom Edition, and don’t miss the newly released trailer showcasing the game’s storyline, marvellous world, enemies, combat, and more. What do you think of the entire situation?
[Source: Deep Silver]