You have a pretty weak understanding of how these things seem to work. Simply making the game cheaper on Epic wouldn't have worked, it certainly wouldn't have had the effect that Epic wanted it too. It was clear that they were given a massive incentive to go to Epic and the reason Epic did that was to get them an USP. The entire point behind it is not just to get people in to their store front as to buy THAT specific game but to get people in to their store front with a view to showing people what they offer. If they had just signed a deal to get Metro on to the Epic store and stuck it at a cheaper price, then 95% of folk would have gone, huh a bit cheaper their but I've got Steam so I'll stick with what I know. Making it 100% exclusive to their platform has had the effect that Epic wanted it to have, even the entire anti-consumer BS surrounding it has had the effect that they wanted it too. People are talking about their store, some people will have even installed the Store just to see what all the fuse is about. Grabbing a game and making it cheaper on their platform would have resulted in nothing. No one would have talked about it but here we are a month out from Metro's launch and people are STILL talking about the Epic store. What makes the entire thing more comical is the raging anger that gamers seem to have about it. Being so mad about it and claiming that I'll wait or I won't buy it doesn't work. 1). By talking about it, as I've said you are doing what Epic want you to do. The best course of action would be to not say anything and just buy the game elsewhere when it comes out. 2). Most folk talk a good game but when it comes right down to it very few will stick to their guns proven by the fact that more copies of Exodus sold than Metro LL. Why you shouldn't wait a year to buy the game on Steam? Well that's an easy one, if the guys running Epic have any business savy they will wait until the hot button game that 'launched' their store arrives on Steam and then they will heavily undercut the price. This again gets people talking about their store front, why because the folk complaining and saying they will wait will be back on the forums in a years time saying how they waited how their righteous indignation paid off and they will now finally buy the game and in doing that they will yet again be bringing the Epic store in to the conversation and if that store happens to be undercutting the Steam store then you'll have the counter debaters saying that they could just get the game for a fraction of the price on The Epic Store instead and bam you have folk talking about The Epic Store again. Of course the alternative reason to not waiting a year is what have Steam / Valve done to deserve your business? They have been equally 'anti consumer' as Epic over the years, they were one if not the last DSF to offer a refund policy, their customer support has been somewhere between non existent and laughable for years, they introduced the paid for mods service and then removed it within weeks and utterly failed to take ANY responsibility for what a total cluster f it was and their store is slowly turning in to a slow, janky, bug filled garbage fire that has a daily delivery of fresh fecal matter poured over it and let's face it Valve isn't your friend, certainly not any more than the guys at Epic. By all means wait if that is what your morals tell you to do but certainly don't wait because you think that Steam or Valve are better than Epic because they certainly are not.