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Deep Silver revokes Metro Exodus Steam Keys

Be wary of Metro Exodus Steam key sellers

Deep Silver revokes Metro Exodus Steam Keys

Deep Silver revokes Metro Exodus Steam Keys

Steam keys for Metro Exodus have started circulating online after a theft which allowed "physical" Steam keys for the game to become available to 3rd party game key resellers. 

These keys, having been obtained illegally, have now been revoked by Deep Silver, who has now issued a warning to inform consumers that 3rd Steam keys will not work for Metro Exodus and that these keys are stolen property. 
   
Before the game's release, Deep Silver decided to remove Metro Exodus from Steam, honouring all pre-orders for the title while removing the game from sale. Now, Metro Exodus is only available on the Epic Games Store on PC, though the game will return to Steam one year after launch. 

In a post on the Steam Forums, Deep Silver released the following statement. 
 
 

    We have been made aware of illegal stolen keys being sold by an unofficial key reseller. 

These keys have been obtained illegally from the factory where physical key printing had taken place prior to the announcement of exclusivity with Epic Games, due to the criminal nature of these keys, all unlicensed keys have been deactivated and activation / download of Metro Exodus without the executable file is no longer possible. In addition, the software will be removed from the Steam library of any players using an unauthorised code. The keys being sold on this platform are stolen goods, and are therefore illegal.

If you have been affected we strongly recommend you contact the seller who sold you the unlicensed key and demand a refund. 

The only supported key sellers for Metro Exodus were Humblebundle and the Razer store. 

Metro Exodus will return to Steam after 14 February 2020.

Deep Silver revokes Metro Exodus Steam Keys

 

PC gamers should be aware of the dangers of purchasing games from unofficial key resellers, as there is always the chance that your game keys are illegitimate or illegally acquired. Deep Silver is totally within their rights to revoke these stolen game keys, as these keys were illegally acquired and did not support Metro Exodus' creators in any way. 

Metro Exodus is a timed exclusive for the Epic Games store and will release on Steam on February 14th 2020. 

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