Metro Exodus has left Steam entirely after Epic Games announced that they are partnering up with Deep Silver to keep the game’s PC version exclusively on Epic Games Store until 2020.
To make things worse, the game is scheduled to launch on February 15, 2019 and Valve has posted a notice on Metro Exodus page to address this issue:
The good news is that both Valve and Metro publisher Deep Silver have provided their assurance that Steam pre-orders will be honored on the Epic Games Store, which also includes pre-order bonuses, expansion passes, and DLC that was bought before the game was removed from Steam. For those who are willing to wait, Metro Exodus will return to Steam and on other store fronts after 14th February 2020.
Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter. Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story in the greatest Metro adventure yet.
Metro Exodus will be released on February 15 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.