Metro Exodus, the third installment in 4A Games' gritty post-apocalyptic shooter series, was scheduled to hit consoles and PC later this year, but we'll have to wait a bit longer before we dive back into radiation-filled Russian Federation.
THQ Nordic has announced that Metro Exodus will not be out this year after all and has been delayed until Q1 (i.e. January to March) next year. The report, published on May 16, said that Metro Exodus is now scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2019.
Deep Silver, at the conclusion of it's statement, did state that more of Metro: Exodus will be shown at E3 including "some brand new gameplay from a never before seen game environment for [players] to enjoy". THQ Nordic had acquired Deep Silver back in February.
This is reiterated by THQ Nordic's Q1 2018 financial report.
The third entry in the well-regarded first person shooter series opened up Microsoft's pre-E3 event previous year, with a very impressive-looking demonstration.
The scale of Metro Exodus is huge, definitely their most ambitious project yet. Players once again assume command of 26-year-old Artyom, who teams up with the Spartan Rangers to escape Moscow and head off to the far east.
We just have to wait for the fair in Los Angeles to be able to see Metro Exodus again in action, the game is now awaited for the beginning of 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox One X, PS4 Pro and Windows PC.
It's unlikely that they'll reveal an actual release date at E3, but then again maybe they will.