Metro Exodus can be pre-loaded on Steam, but not the Epic Store

Metro Exodus can be pre-loaded on Steam, but not the Epic Store

Metro Exodus can be pre-loaded on Steam, but not the Epic Store

While we have enjoyed our time with Metro Exodus so far (Performance Review here), we cannot deny that the Epic Games Store has become a major sticking point for the title in the eyes of many PC gamers. 

Yes, while the storefront may have many benefits when it comes to developer revenues, it is hard to deny that Steam has miles ahead in terms of its included features. The launch of Metro Exodus is a prime example of this, offering pre-load support on Steam while lacking the same function on Epic’s platform. Yes, the storefront where you cannot by the game anymore is offering pre-loads. Madness!

The ability to pre-download a game before its launch has been a huge perk for PC gamers, allowing them to download their game and be prepared for launch day well in advance. This feature is so common for PC gamers that most of us take the element for granted, making Epic Games’ lack of the function a major downside. 

For context, our pre-release copy of Metro Exodus came from the Epic Games Store, so we know that the game is already available for download. This isn’t a matter of not having the files prepared; Epic just can’t let these files be pre-loaded without giving players the ability to run the game. At least that’s how we see it. 
   

Metro Exodus can be pre-loaded on Steam, but not the Epic Store  

While Epic’s Gaming Platform has its upsides, their storefront needs some significant upgrades before it can become a true competitor to Steam. 

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