Physical copies of games have shipped with digital keys for a long time, so it's not a surprise that Exodus - which will take up about 53GB of space on Xbox One and 59GB on PC, although the initial download is likely to be less than that - isn't shipping with a physical disc.
THQ Nordic released Darksiders 3 on both Steam and the Epic Games Store, and presumably we'll see more of that, but the revenue split and terms of the exclusivity deals must be pretty tempting based on what we're witnessing right now.
Ever since Epic launched its Epic Games Store, Steam has been bleeding talent and games; slowly, but surely.
The news follows the announcement that Ubisoft's The Division 2, due out on March 15, will also be an Epic Games store exclusive. As a result of publisher Deep Silver's new partnership with Epic, the game's price has been cut to $50 for the standard edition ($60 on Steam) and $75 for the gold edition ($85 on Steam).
After this year - i.e. on February 14, 2020 - Metro Exodus will be arriving on the Steam storefront, although customers who have already pre-ordered the title on this platform will have their orders honored. But rather than sending out copies of Steam keys, as has been customary given Steam's traditional dominance, the developers confirmed that users buying physical copies will get keys for Epic's store instead. On the Epic Games Store, the game will cost $49.99, it will come with a soundtrack and digital art book if you pre-order.
"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". Specifically, Valve says "the decision to remove the game is unfair to Steam customers, especially after a long presale period". According to THQ Nordic, the decision to release the game initially only on Epic's store was made entirely by Koch Media who is responsible for Deep Silver's games.
A second yellow weather warning has been issued for snow and ice from 3pm on Thursday until midday on Friday across all of Kent. Further snow showers are expected Tuesday evening (29 January) and overnight into Wednesday morning (30 January).
Neymar is a crucial player for the French side but he limped off during PSG's French Cup win against Strasbourg last Wednesday. Neymar missed the last three months of last season after suffering a fracture in the same foot last February.
Pochettino has been criticised after Tottenham crashed out of two cup competitions in the space of four days last week. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino accepts that his club's extended stay at Wembley has affected the team.
For the first time since the 2011 World Cup, India will not meet Pakistan in the group stage of an ICC event. The seventh tournament of its kind, the ICC T-20 World Cup has been renamed from the earlier "World T-20".
Goodson's mother told the outlet her daughter suffered from a medical condition, which could have contributed to the fall. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which also is investigating, calls Goodson's death "a heartbreaking tragedy".
Schvartsman said all of Vale's tailings dams were checked after the 2015 disaster and periodic reviews carried out. He said he had accepted an offer by Israel to send search equipment that could find people buried in the mud.
In a tweet, he urged the opposition to "ignore the imperialist calls " and reiterated his offer of dialogue to Mr Guaido. The Supreme Court, stacked with Maduro loyalists, has approved a preliminary investigation into Guaido's activities.
British PM Theresa May's Brexit Plan B wins little favour
She's promised more talks on the Northern Ireland backstop but rejected pleas to delay Brexit or to consider a second referendum. But Mrs Long Bailey reiterated to BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the party was "prioritising" its own Brexit deal .
BC residents warned of measles outbreak in Washington State
The disease is contagious from approximately four days before the characteristic rash appears to four days after the rash appears. The vaccination rate in the area is 78 percent, lower than average, and that's making it harder to contain the outbreak.
Met Éireann Issue Update On Snow Warning
But these images, taken at Blackmoor Gate on Exmoor in the last few minutes, show the start of what is set to be a cold few days. They say wintry showers can be expected, which will be more frequent across the southwest, west and the north.
Manchester United star set for move to Chinese Super League
Fellaini has not been part of the United squad after injuring his calf and had been in Antwerp, Belgium, for treatment this week. The Belgian has been linked with a move overseas with a transfer to China the most likely option according to reports.
Gmail's app is about to look totally different
"We've already updated the web experiences for Gmail , Drive, Calendar, and most recently Google Docs and Sites". The updated Gmail app is a little bit less red (aww), and puts search front and centre at the top of the UI.
The FA Cup fifth round draw made live on the One Show
Premier League sides Crystal Palace , [12.5], and Watford , [16.0], will now fancy a decent cup run after seeing the draw open up. Should Brighton beat West Bromwich Albion when they try again, Frank Lampard's Derby County await in Round Five.