Although Metro Exodus was never given a specific 2018 release date, most expected the post apocalyptic title from THQ Nordic to release before the end of the year. Unfortunately, that projection is no longer in the cards, as the developer has announced Metro Exodus will release in Q1 2019.
News of the Metro Exodus 2019 release comes courtesy of THQ’s financial results, which were shared via press release. Since acquiring Deep Silver parent company Koch Media, THQ Nordic has been more public facing, and so financial outlooks like today’s will be more commonplace. That also means the company needs to discuss when it plans to release major products, so that investors know what to look forward to.
Ostensibly, this is a delay for Metro Exodus, but one that many could have seen coming. Since the official reveal of Metro Exodus at Microsoft’s E3 2017 Press Conference, there hasn’t been much shown of the game or many details revealed. Most expected the game to have a big showing at E3 2018, but that may no longer be the case given the news.
Metro Exodus will pick up about 3 years after the events of Metro 2033 and 2 years after 2033’s follow-up, Last Light. Players will once again take control of Artyom, a resistance fighter in an alternate version of Russia that has been decimated by nuclear fallout.
The Metro games have always been known for a stunning attention to detail and Metro Exodus looks to be no exception. The demo 4A Games showed at E3 last year was a major highlight of the press conferences, despite so little being known about the game. Hopefully, even if Exodus is a 2019 release, the developers give fans a little more information in the coming months.
For those curious, THQ Nordic’s other major releases, Biomutant and Darksiders 3, were not given any firm release dates. Both titles are expected in 2018, though, and THQ Nordic did not say otherwise.
Metro Exodus releases Q1 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: THQ Nordic