Deep Silver and 4A Games have announced that their upcoming game, Metro Exodus, will not be released this year. The post-apocalyptic-themed game was originally slated for release in August 2018. Now, the developers have stated that Metro Exodus will only be made available sometime in the first quarter of 2019.
Both Deep Silver and 4A Games have released the following statement:
“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.”
The specific reasoning behind why Metro Exodus was delayed was, however, not mentioned. That said, some have speculated that it may be due to the process of implementation Nvidia’s RTX (real-time ray tracing) into the game. Regardless, the developers have said that they will be showcasing new, never before seen gameplay footage at E3 this year.
(Source: Metro Exodus)