Metro Exodus Will Release A Week Earlier Than Originally Announced

By James Kearle,
Video game development is a complex and multi-faceted process, and new titles in the current generation of consoles seem almost as likely to be delayed as arrive on time. Upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter Metro Exodus suffered its own delay, being pushed back from its original 2018 release window to February 22nd, 2019. However, publisher Deep Silver has recently confirmed that Metro Exodus is now scheduled to come out a week earlier than originally disclosed, with a new release date of February 15th, 2019 for all consoles and editions.

Metro Exodus Screenshots

In light of this good (and somewhat rare) news, Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Deep Silver, stated that the game was initially delayed to "ensure 4A Games had the time to deliver their ambitious vision for the game". Nevertheless, after a strong development cycle, the first person shooter is now so close to being ready that it has gone gold, meaning the team is able to bring the game's release forward one week. To celebrate, Deep Silver has released the title sequence for Metro Exodus, created by Elastic (Game of Thrones, Westworld) and scored by long-time series composer Alexey Omelchuk.

For series veterans eager to get their teeth into Metro Exodus, this announcement will surely come as great news. However, whilst avoiding a date clash with Anthem, this new release date coincides with Crackdown 3, DEAD OR ALIVE 6, and the newly announced Far Cry New Dawn, all of which also release on February 15th, 2019. Subsequently, players watching from a distance will now be faced with an even more difficult decision on which game they will tackle first.

Are you excited to return to the frozen, dilapidated ruins of the Moscow Metro? Let us know in the comments.

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James Kearle
Written by James Kearle
James is a 24-year-old gamer from Wales, UK. Fan of BioShock, Half-Life, Metro, Fallout, and Portal. Outside of gaming, James is an avid supporter of the San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, and Cardiff Devils. He is also studying for an MBA, engaged, and hopes he never has to write about himself in the third-person ever again.