One of our most anticipated games of 2018 will no longer be making an appearance in 2018. THQ Nordic (parent company of publisher Deep Silver) confirmed in an earnings call that the ambitious shooter sequel Metro: Exodus has been pushed back to 2019. Announced back at E3 2017, Metro: Exodus is set to to take the popular series above ground and into a semi-open world for the first time.
In an announcement posted on the game’s official website, Deep Silver and 4A games explained the decision to the delay the game from its original fall 2018 release window:
“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.“
Hopefully the additional development time will allow 4A games to cook up something really special for the third game in the popular post-apocalyptic shooter franchise.