Metro Creator Shares New Video About The Epic Games Backlash For Metro Exodus
Recently, it was revealed that 4A Games’ highly anticipated Metro Exodus would not be releasing through Steam, but instead through the newer, more developer-friendly Epic Games Store. Naturally this caused some backlash within the community, as well as some anger from Steam itself. After the news broke, 4A Games issued a response stating simply that the decision was not theirs to make, and was instead made by publisher Koch Media/Deep Silver. Now, even the Metro series’ original author Dmitry Glukhovsky is weighing in, who also just so happens to have worked on Metro Exodus as a writer.
Dmitry Glukhovsky issued a statement earlier this month that contained some harsh words in regards to the entire situation. Unfortunately, much of what he said seemed to have been lost in translation, and as such the writer has taken it upon himself to release a new video through Instagram addressing the controversy head on. Check it out below:
In the video, Glukhovsky thanks 4A for their work in bringing his creations through a “different medium,” stating that their efforts have been “truly outstanding.” He then says that he is “very sorry” that many Metro fans responded negatively to the platform switch, though he understands why many feel “fooled” by the decision to pull away from Steam and instead embrace the Epic Games Store.
“We are all very sorry that you’re hurt,” he concluded. “We just hope that you will not betray us just as we will remain loyal to you.” He also uploaded the same video in his native Russian language for all fans of his to take in.” Glukhovsky did the video first in English, then in his native Russian language for clarity.
Metro Exodus launches on February 15th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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