Metro Exodus, the third recreation within the survival/horror/stealth/shooter collection and the primary to characteristic a extra expansive open world, has been delayed. The PlayStation four, Xbox One, and PC recreation was initially attributable to launch this yr, but it surely’s now coming in Q1 2019, based on a press launch from THQ Nordic. That works out to someday within the January-March 2019 window.
In its press launch, THQ Nordic didn’t present a rationale or clarification for why the sport was delayed.
Like the earlier Metro video games, Exodus stars Artyom, who’s fleeing the ruins of the Moscow Metro with a band of survivors. Publisher deep Silver says the sport will probably be a “sandbox survival expertise,” with gamers exploring massive, non-linear ranges in a narrative that spans a whole yr. For the primary time within the Metro collection, Exodus will characteristic an open world.
Exodus was introduced throughout E3 2017 with a trailer that confirmed Artyom in a collapsed tunnel stuffed with skeletons. He then walked out into the open and fought a mutated rat beast. A follow-up trailer launched throughout The Video recreation Awards in December 2017 confirmed much more mutated creatures and inhospitable environments (you may watch it once more above).
The first Metro recreation, Metro 2033, got here out in 2010. The most up-to-date entry within the collection was 2013’s Metro: Last Light, so it has been a very long time coming for a brand new video games. The franchise was created and is developed by 4A Games in Ukraine, based mostly on the works of Russian writer Dmitry Glukhovsky.