Metro Exodus for PC spotted on Microsoft Store, Epic Games Store exclusivity may end soon

Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus (Image credit: Deep Silver)

What you need to know

  • Metro Exodus is a first-person post-apocalyptic shooter.
  • The game was an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC.
  • It should launch on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) for $60 soon.
  • It may even be part of Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Metro Exodus is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter which has garnered a lot of interest in recent months. The game is a sequel to Metro: Last Light which was ported to Xbox One a few years ago. Years after nuclear war devastated Earth, a few survivors still cling to existence beneath the ruins of Moscow. They have struggled against the lethal elements and fought mutated beasts. Now, in Metro Exodus, they must flee the underground in search of a new life in the East.

The story of the game on consoles is quite typical, it's available on both the Xbox and PlayStation stores. However, on PC, it's a different story. The title used to be only on Steam, but Epic Games swooped in and made it exclusive to the Epic Games Store a few weeks before release. It left many with a sour outlook, waiting for availability on further storefronts. While we don't know when it's hitting Steam, we do know that it's coming to the Microsoft Store on June 9.

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A listing (opens in new tab) for Metro Exodus for PC was spotted on the Microsoft Store by "WalkingCat." The release date is listed for exactly when Microsoft's E3 2019 media briefing is, so this leads us to believe that it may be a part of Xbox Game Pass for PC. However, only time will tell. The subscription service may even launch on that day. As always, take it with a grain of salt until we receive official confirmation. The Microsoft Store listing may be an error for all we know.

The Microsoft Store isn't that popular when it comes to game purchases, but it's still another option if you want to avoid purchasing the game through the Epic Games Store. It'll probably be available for $60, and the download stands at roughly 55 GB.

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In our review, we said, "While the voice acting is patchy, the overall story is an engrossing tale of post-apocalyptic survival, wrapped in a sense of discovery and adventure aboard the Aurora train convoy. Bonding with your characters as you travel across the wastes makes Exodus feel far less lonely than the previous games, without hurting the sense of survival and isolation."

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7 Comments
  • I don’t think many people remember but when the reveal trailer was first showed off it was touted as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Soon after there wasn’t really much to discuss about the game until the big announcement for going epic games store exclusive came. That meant the game was no longer play anywhere. Most people were mad about it not coming to steam and forgot it was also announced as a play anywhere title. I personally was waiting for it to get released so I could enjoy it as a play anywhere title. That never happened and it seems like after looking at listing it won’t be happening.
  • I don't remember this at all. It was in the trailer?
  • That's vexing. Play Anywhere should be the industry norm, and I really wish Microsoft would push it more. Instead, it sounds like they're doing the opposite now, trying to separate Xbox Game Pass on console and PC and get people to pay for both via Ultimate instead of pushing for one subscription that covers both platforms via Play Anywhere, as is the case now.
  • That is true, if It was a play anywhere title when it launched, then you could of played it on pc without the epic store. Providing of course that you had game pass, and used that gamertag as your account for the store. Really I honestly don't see any difference with this gamepass pc that was launched at E3 to the gamepass I had last December. Except for price of course. I think people see that and think, oh it is the same as playing it on console, so no settings, 60fps at the max and you have to use your controller. No that is not the case at all. I am actually impressed with Microsoft and how they are doing things now. Lets see if they can keep it up.
  • Rumor has it Metro Exodus may be a game pass announcement at E3. 😎
  • 10/10 would dance if this is confirmed.
  • So did you do a dance? If so, is it up on YouTube?