Despite the fact that Metro Exodus has made the sudden switch from Steam to the Epic Store, the Steam version has a little bit of a leg up. Namely, those that have managed to secure a copy on Steam (by preordering before January 29th), will be able to preload the game, while those that have purchased it on the Epic Game Store won’t have the minor privilege.
Just when you thought that the whole kerfuffle over Metro Exodus rapidly switching from being on Steam to being an Epic Game Store exclusive, more stuff happens. The latest addition to the situation is the issue of preloading. As it turns out, those of you that did manage to snag a preorder of Metro Exodus on Steam before January 29th, you’ll be able to pre-load the game, according to the Metro Exodus official Twitter account. So, yeah, if you were quick enough on the draw, you can preload Metro Exodus on Steam.
And the Epic Game Store? Well, a follow-up tweet simply reads: “We regret to inform that pre-load via the Epic Games Store is not planned.” That’s all there is to it. Really, this shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone that’s familiar with the Epic Game Store. It’s still a fledgling, and many features that we take for granted So, all in all, I guess you could say that Steam users maybe do get some kind of last laugh. Kinda. Sorta. Maybe. If you look a it from a certain angle. They’re certainly gonna hold it as a victory, I’m sure.
Metro Exodus is coming out on Friday, February 15th. You can pick it up on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC (depending on who you ask). The game offers several different special editions, and a bunch of preorder bonuses that you can still get. If you want further info on that, check out our article titled Metro Exodus Preorder Bonuses & Special Editions.