Yesterday we talked about how a person claiming to be a developer at 4A said if people boycott the PC version of Metro Exodus, they'd stop releasing PC games for the series. We called BS on that because that kind of thinking is stupid when you consider alienating part of your audience, and even if they were a real dev, they wouldn't have that much control in the matter anyway. Today, the team behind the game responded on it's official Twitter feed to dispute the matter. Here's the full text for you.
The recent decision to move Metro Exodus from Steam to the Epic Game Store was made by Koch Media / Deep (cont) https://t.co/E6xcZNkHJV
— Metro Exodus (@MetroVideoGame) February 3, 2019
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.
So yeah, there ya go, proof that not everyone venting on forums is who they say they are or have the power to control what happens to a franchise. But hey, it got people talking and probably made the real developers realize people were dead serious about never playing the game.