Video games take a lot of work to make. What’s more, they take a lot of work to make them good. So, because of that, they sometimes get delayed, or pushed back to a new year to ensure that they are at their top level. That’s what THQ Nordic is going to do with their highly-anticipated title Metro Exodus. Despite making a big splash at E3 2017, and them teasing we’ll see more of it at E3 2018, they feel it’s best to push the game back so it can be worked on more.
“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,” THQ Nordic said in a statement.
As for E3 2018, they made this promise:
“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.”
The Metro series is one that has been going strong for quite a while, and so when Metro Exodus arrived last year and looked absolutely stunning, people took notice. The story seems to be a bit different from past Metro games too. For this time, you’re in search of new lands to call home after the world was mostly destroyed by nuclear warfare.
The game is set to be story-driven, but still have the shooter and horror elements that the series is known for. If a new release date is announced soon, we’ll let you know.