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Should PC games cost less on Epic’s Games Store?

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Epic Games Store snags Metro Exodus away from Steam [Updated]

Yesterday's news that Deep Silver's Metro Exodus is moving from Steam to Epic's Games Store was notable for what it says about Valve's position running PC gaming's dominant online storefront.

If you pre-ordered Metro Exodus though Steam before yesterday, you paid $60 (and will still receive that preorder on Steam).

And yet despite that price reduction, Deep Silver will be actually make more money per sale from the Epic Games Store than it did from Steam.

As of this writing, the rest of the limited selection of games available on both the Epic Games Store and Steam all list the same developer-set price on both platforms (save those that Epic temporarily offers for free on a rotating basis).

A smaller retailer markup means that the store can offer lower prices to attract more customers (yes, there are often confounding factors involving bulk orders and MSRP enforcement, but indulge me).

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