Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Industry | By Jeannie Evans

Exodus Delayed, Release Shifted to Q1 2019

Exodus Delayed, Release Shifted to Q1 2019

4A game's Metro Exodus has been pushed back to a Q1 2019 release window. It seems more a business decision than one spurred on by troubled development, which means developers 4A Games just have extra room to polish things up perfectly before release. But Deep Silver has recently become part of THQ Nordic, which is also welded to the death of THQ. Both games are developed by InXile, a California-based studio founded by the industry legend Brian Fargo.

"The story starts in Moscow and you play as Artyom and it picks up from Metro: Last Light's enlightened ending", executive producer John Bloch said at the game's announcement at E3 a year ago.

What's also interesting here is that Metro Exodus will be one of the first games supporting NVIDIA's real-time ray tracing technology. Metro is a series that deserves more love than it usually gets, so I hope Exodus knocks it out of the red square.

Like its predecessors, Metro Exodus is inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky.

The story of the game will follow the events of Metro: Last Light and Metro 2033. The trailer released at last year's E3 showed Artyom falling into a tunnel filled with skeletons, and then coming out to fight a mutated rat beast.

It must be noted that last month, THQ Nordic announced that it would be skipping the E3 this year to focus on the World Cup, which starts on June 14 in Russian Federation.

Metro Exodus is slated to launch sometime in 2019.

Earlier this year, the company released Kingdom Come Deliverance via Deep Silver.

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