Metro: Exodus has been pushed back to Q1 2019 from the title’s projected release date of autumn 2018.
In a joint statement, publisher Deep Silver and developer 4A Games wrote, “[Deep Silver has] been constantly reviewing the games progress to ensure that [they] deliver a product that gamers and fans of the Metro series want and deserve, as well as keeping an eye on announcements from [their] competitors’ products. [Deep Silver] wants everyone to be able to experience what is the most ambitious Metro game to date at its absolute best and therefore [they] have taken the decision to move the release date to Q1 2019.”
This decision is reiterated by THQ Nordic’s Q1 2018 financial report. Deep Silver is a division of THQ through Koch Media, with the statement saying the that the publisher is “looking forward to Deep Silver’s next key release, Metro Exodus, now expected in Q1 2019.”
Deep Silver, at the conclusion of its statement, did state that more of Metro: Exodus will be shown at E3, including “some brand new gameplay from a never before seen game environment for [players] to enjoy,” which has also been reiterated on the game’s official Twitter page.