Valve Decries "Unfair" Decision As Metro Exodus Leaves Steam For Epic Store

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Another one of this year's biggest releases is skipping Steam in favor of the Epic Games Store. Publisher Deep Silver has announced that the PC version of its upcoming first-person shooter, Metro Exodus, will be available exclusively through Epic's digital storefront when it launches next month on February 15.

Prior to this announcement, PC players were able to pre-order Metro Exodus through Steam. These pre-orders will still be honored, but the game will be delisted from Valve's storefront today, January 28, due to the new exclusivity agreement, which Valve blasts as "unfair to Steam customers." In a statement on the Metro Exodus Steam page, the company wrote:

"Later today, sales of Metro Exodus will be discontinued on Steam due to a publisher decision to make the game exclusive to another PC store. The developer and publisher have assured us that all prior sales of the game on Steam will be fulfilled on Steam, and Steam owners will be able to access the game and any future updates or DLC through Steam. We think the decision to remove the game is unfair to Steam customers, especially after a long pre-sale period. We apologize to Steam customers that were expecting it to be available for sale through the February 15th release date, but we were only recently informed of the decision and given limited time to let everyone know."

New On Netflix This Week: Movies, TV, And Originals (US)

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Netflix is closing out one month and welcoming the new one this month, and that means lots of turnover. The streaming service welcomes a few big sequels this week, as well as a host of classics, while bidding a fond farewell to some others that have been on it for some time.

On Tuesday, Ant-Man and the Wasp will join, along with the new stand-up special "One Show Fits All" from Gabriel Iglesias. Then on Wednesday we'll get The Incredibles 2, the long-awaited sequel to the Disney Pixar family superhero film.

As we welcome in February, a load of new movies and original shows are being added. The entire Jaws series is coming, along with the several American Pie movies, and some critical hits like As Good As It Gets and Billy Elliot. Those are joined by Netflix Originals Russian Doll, True: Happy Hearts Day, and Free Reign: Valentine's Day, among others.

Thorn Is Finally Coming To Destiny 2, Trailer Teases

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Just when you were getting excited to chase down The Last Word, one of Destiny 1's best guns, as it makes its return to Destiny 2, Bungie goes and teases an even bigger deal: Thorn.

Bungie released a trailer for its next in-game event, The Draw, for those who purchased its annual pass, which confirmed that players will be hunting down the Exotic hand cannon The Last Word. That's a Destiny 1 gun many have been wishing would make a return, and it's one that has a ton of lore and story tied to it.

A hero's weapon makes its triumphant return.

Prepare to add the Last Word to your holster when The Draw Exotic quest goes live 1/29. pic.twitter.com/8DjyE17jPi

Destiny 2: Thorn Is Finally Coming Back, Trailer Teases

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Just when you were getting excited to chase down The Last Word, one of Destiny 1's best guns, as it makes its return to Destiny 2, Bungie goes and teases an even bigger deal: Thorn.

Bungie released a trailer for its next in-game event, The Draw, for those who purchased its annual pass, which confirmed that players will be hunting down the Exotic hand cannon The Last Word. That's a Destiny 1 gun many have been wishing would make a return, and it's one that has a ton of lore and story tied to it.

A hero's weapon makes its triumphant return.

Prepare to add the Last Word to your holster when The Draw Exotic quest goes live 1/29. pic.twitter.com/8DjyE17jPi

Resident Evil 2's Free Ghost Survivors DLC Gets Release Date

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Resident Evil 2's Free Ghost Survivors DLC Gets Release Date

Capcom's highly anticipated Resident Evil 2 remake is finally here, but there is still some more content in store for the survival horror game. The publisher has announced it will release a free Ghost Survivors DLC starting February 15, which will give players a chance to experience the game from three new perspectives.

According to Capcom, Ghost Survivors will "explore 'what if' stories of three unfortunate souls who never made it out of Raccoon City." In No Time to Mourn, players will be cast as the gunshop owner; in Runaway, they'll play as the mayor's daughter; and Forgotten Soldier places them in the boots of the soldier.

Resident Evil 2 launched for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 25 and has already proven to be a big success for Capcom. In the UK, the game debuted at the top of the physical sales chart. The title has also garnered near universal praise from critics, including GameSpot; we awarded it a 9/10 in our Resident Evil 2 review and called it "a terrifying experience like no other."

Resident Evil 2 Remake's Free Ghost Survivors DLC Gets Release Date

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Resident Evil 2 Remake's Free Ghost Survivors DLC Gets Release Date

Capcom's highly anticipated Resident Evil 2 remake is finally here, but there is still some more content in store for the survival horror game. The publisher has announced it will release a free Ghost Survivors DLC starting February 15, which will give players a chance to experience the game from three new perspectives.

According to Capcom, Ghost Survivors will "explore 'what if' stories of three unfortunate souls who never made it out of Raccoon City." In No Time to Mourn, players will be cast as the gunshop owner; in Runaway, they'll play as the mayor's daughter; and Forgotten Soldier places them in the boots of the soldier.

Resident Evil 2 launched for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 25 and has already proven to be a big success for Capcom. In the UK, the game debuted at the top of the physical sales chart. The title has also garnered near universal praise from critics, including GameSpot; we awarded it a 9/10 in our Resident Evil 2 review and called it "a terrifying experience like no other."

Assassin's Creed Coming To Nintendo Switch, According To Leaks

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Assassin's Creed Coming To Nintendo Switch, According To Leaks

Nintendo Switch owners may soon be able to enjoy one of Ubisoft's biggest franchises on their portable systems. According to retailer listings, a new collection of Assassin's Creed titles is coming to Switch in just a couple of weeks.

Czech store Herni-Svet has listed a Switch game titled Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Collection, with a release date of February 15. This follows an earlier product listing from German retailer Media Markt for an Assassin's Creed collection on Switch.

In response to these latest listings, Ubisoft told GameSpot it does not comment on rumors or speculation, though the publisher's CEO, Yves Guillemot, told GameSpot last year that no mainline Assassin's Creed game would launch in 2019. Perhaps this new collection is a way for the company to plug that gap while it works on a brand-new game for next year.

The Guy Who Fixed Dark Souls PC Opens New PC Port Studio

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The maker of a popular Dark Souls mod has opened his own studio. Peter "Durante" Thoman, who created the "DSfix" mod for the PC version of Dark Souls, has founded his own company with two colleagues, specializing in PC ports and providing consulting services.

PC Games N reports that his company is named PH3, after all three founding members holding PhD degrees. The company just finished all the paperwork in its home company of Austria, leaving him free to make the announcement. He plans to tap his expertise and experience as a computer scientist for the new work.

Thoman said he doesn't plan to license games, which he calls "a whole other can of worms" with its own kind of technical expertise. Instead, he says fans will still have to request ports they may like to see from publishers directly. "But if you gain traction, you can certainly suggest they consider our services," he said.