The Epic Games Store has snapped up another exclusive in the shape of Deep Silver's Metro Exodus, albeit for one year.

The PC version of the upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter will now be released exclusively through Epic's store, although pre-orders that have been placed on Steam will still be honored. Nonetheless, it's another massive blow for Valve's operation, after losing out on Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division 2.

Metro Exodus will however return to Steam and other platforms on February 14, 2020. 

Speaking on the news, Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz commented, 'We are delighted to partner with Epic to bring the digital PC version of Metro Exodus to market.'

'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.'

Valve has also issued its own response, although unsurprisingly, it's not exactly chuffed about the whole situation,

'We think the decision to remove the game is unfair to Steam customers, especially after a long pre-sale period,' said the company.

'We apologize to Steam customers that were expecting it to be available for sale through the February 15th release date, but we were only recently informed of the decision and given limited time to let everyone know.'

Metro Exodus will launch for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on February 15.

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