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Metro Exodus has been delayed to 2019

The third entry in 4A Games’ survival-horror series Metro Exodus has been pushed from its initial Fall 2018 release to the first quarter of 2019. The developers and publisher Deep Silver had this to say on the game’s website:

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.

4A Games has stated that this is their most ambitious project to date, so any additional time they receive will only benefit the game in the long run. Metro Exodus will arrive early next year on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.