You shouldn’t do this: Valve explained the criticism of the Epic Games Store in the scandal with the Metro Exodus

The first scandal related to the Epic Games Store happened after the announcement of the move of Metro Exodus from Steam to the Epic store.

Then the gamers reacted negatively to the news,and Valve called such a move unfair. Users picked up the words, accompanying every announcement of exclusivity for the Epic Games Store with criticism, but as it turned out, the creators of Steam are not against such a policy.

What is known

Steam Developer & Designer Nathaniel Bluetalked to Kotaku, explaining the position of the store. According to a Valve employee, the company is not against the concept of exclusivity, but the situation itself was criticized when the release is canceled after a long period of pre-sales.

“I don’t think our goal was to upsetpeople. This was not the purpose of the message. The point is the timing. The game was ready to launch, and then why did it [exclusivity for the Epic store]. It turned out not what we expected. The message was not supposed to be a “lightning rod,” ”Blue said.

Perhaps the players really misunderstoodValve words. After the move, Metro series games were subjected to “bombardment by surveys” when mass users gave poor ratings to projects. In addition, in the future, exclusive agreements with other developers faced criticism.

“Our goal is not to upset the community or“Set fire to someone’s hair”. The goal was to bring developers closer to customers, to create a truly valuable place for people to play and focus on, ”he said.