Metro Exodus first appeared at E3 last year and went on to become one of the best reveals of the show. At the time, the game was due to launch on PC and consoles later this year, with some hints pointing towards August. However, now it seems that the developers need more time, so the game has been pushed back.
Metro Exodus is going to evolve on the formula of past games in a few interesting ways. For starters, there will be larger levels and Artyom will be able to explore much more of the surface world. The game isn't quite ‘open world', but in-game areas are larger and more open. It will also be one of the first PC games to support Ray Tracing technology, which Microsoft, Nvidia and AMD began hyping up at GDC in March.
THQ Nordic is the publisher for Metro Exodus this time around. The company confirmed that Metro Exodus would now appear in Q1 2019, so any time between January and March next year. No further explanation for the delay was given, but we can safely assume that it was all in the name of ‘extra polish'.
Whether or not Metro Exodus will reappear at E3 this year remains to be seen. With the game pushed back until next year, we might not see more of it until later on.
KitGuru Says: Metro Exodus was one of my most anticipated games of 2018, so it's a shame to see it pushed back until next year. With that said, if a developer needs more time, then that should be supported.