Apart from the fact that Epic Games Store has slowly begun to build the foundation of an increasingly strong and solid digital gaming platform, their success in luring a number of developers to no longer have the taste in marketing their games on Steam turned out to be quite a controversy, especially for PC gamers who already comfortable in buying digital games on certain platforms.
After Ubisoft was surprisingly reluctant to release The Division 2 game on Steam, the same thing was finally followed by Deep Silver through their FPS survival game called Metro Exodus. Valve, who is certainly disappointed, openly stated that they and Steam gamers felt unfairly treated, given that Metro Exodus had long been providing pre-order services on the platform since 2018 yesterday.
Many really regret the sudden change of direction carried out by Deep Silver. Interestingly, this also made THQ Nordic the highest party that had acquired Deep Silver and the entire game franchise spoke up and wanted to straighten out everything that had happened.
Through cuitan on his official Twitter account, the decision to make Metro Exodus as an exclusive PC game on the Epic Games Store apparently did not come from authority or direct orders from Nordic THQ. Koch Media is 100% responsible for driving and determining what steps to take Deep Silver in marketing their games. Although Koch Media has long been acquired by THQ Nordic since last February 2018, Koch seems to still want to separate himself from THQ Nordic by fully controlling the IP-IP of the game he holds.