The official Metro Exodus Twitter account has issued a statement regarding recent comments made by a member of the 4A Games development team.
The Metro Exodus Epic Store exclusivity saga gained a new chapter over the weekend after one unnamed 4A Games developer made a comment on some fans' efforts to boycott the PC version due to its Epic Store exclusivity.
Posting on a Russian forum, the developer expressed their disappointment about the reaction from these fans, and said that if the boycott is successful, the next Metro game - if there's one - won't make it to PC.
This obviously didn't sway the already disgruntled players, causing even more anger. Following this comment, the official Metro Twitter has issued a statement, reassuring players that PC won't be excluded if and when future Metro games are announced.
"The recent comments made by a member of the 4A Games development team do not reflect Deep Silver’s or 4A Games’ view on the future of the franchise," the statement reads.
"They do reflect the hurt and disappointment of a passionate individual who has seen what was previously nothing but positive goodwill towards his work turn to controversy due to a business decision he had no control over. We respectfully ask that any and all valid feedback over this decision is directed at Koch Media / Deep Silver, and not the developers at 4A Games."
In the statement, the developer reiterated that the decision to make Exodus an Epic Games Store exclusive was made entirely by Deep Silver / Koch Media, and added that the pair will ultimately decide the fate of the Metro series.
"The future release strategy of the Metro series lies with Koch Media / Deep Silver. Our decision to partner with Epic Games was based on the goal of investing in the future of the series and our development partner at 4A Games.
"We have every intention of continuing this franchise, and a PC version will always be at the heart of our plans."
Metro Exodus is out February 15 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.