Artyom and chums are going to stay holed up in the Moscow Metro system for a little longer, as Deep Silver and 4A Games have delayed the game from late in 2018 to Q1 2019 instead. This came as part of an earnings report from the publisher today, with a statement explaining the decision:
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.
Announced back at last year’s E3 as part of Microsoft’s press conference, the game sees Artyom and a band of survivors leaving Moscow and heading out into the Russian wilderness. It’s a much more open game with non-linear levels and sandbox survival elements that looks to be the biggest and most ambitious Metro game so far.
Source: press release