Deep Silver and 4A Games have decided to push back the release of Metro Exodus until 2019 avoiding a busy holiday season.
Now slated for a Q1 2019 release, the game has been delayed to improve the game further and avoid some of the competition in the shooter genre which is a wise move. The full statement reads as follows:
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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.