Bad news, Metro fans: the release date for the upcoming Metro Exodus has been pushed back from fall 2018 to Q1 2019.
As you might recall, Metro Exodus was first unveiled at E3 2017 during Microsoft’s press conference and was slated to release later this year. However, it appears 4A decided to delay the release date by a few short months to ensure the game is up to snuff.
Here is what Publisher Deep Silver and developer 4A Games had to say in a joint statement:
“The development of Metro Exodus is progressing well; we are all really excited by what we are seeing. We have been constantly reviewing the games progress to ensure that we deliver a product that gamers and fans of the Metro series want and deserve, as well as keeping an eye on announcements from our competitor products. We want everyone to be able to experience what is the most ambitious Metro game to date at its absolute best and therefore we have taken the decision to move the release date to Q1 2019.”
“We know that this will be disappointing news for fans that had hoped to play the game this year, but also know that you will appreciate the results that this additional development time and new release date will bring. We would also like to take this opportunity to confirm that at E3 in June we will be revealing some brand new gameplay from a never before seen game environment for you to enjoy.”
For those not in the know, Metro Exodus is the third entry in the Metro series whose first entry, Metro 2033, debuted on the Xbox 360 and PC in 2010. Based on the novel written by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, the game takes place in a post-apocalyptic Moscow where the landscape is filled with radiation and mutants. This theme has been consistent throughout the series, but 4A sought to jazz things up in this new entry by allowing players to leave Moscow for the first time.