Metro Exodus Delayed into Q1 2019 so it can be the Game Fans Deserve

4A Games' "most ambitious Metro game to date" needs a little more time as it Exit(u)s 2018.

Metro Exodus, the third game in the Metro series from 4A Games, will no longer release in 2018 as was originally planned. The studio released a statement announcing that the FPS, coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC will now release in Q1 2019.

Metro fans eager to get their hands on Exodus this year might be disappointed, but in a statement 4A Games stated that "development of Metro Exodus is progressing well," and that the studio is "excited" by what it is seeing. The focus for the team is to "deliver a product that gamers and fans of the Metro series want and deserve".

There is some suggestion that a crowded release period towards the end of 2018, filled with games like Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2, Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Super Smash Bros. Switch and more has played a part in the decision to delay Metro Exodus. In the statement the studio stated that it has been "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," the statement reads. 4A Games and Deep Silver will be showing off brand new gameplay from a new environment at E3 in June.

Metro Exodus was last seen via a trailer shown at the Game Awards in December 2017 (which you can see below). The game made its debut during Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference (and we wouldn't bet against it appearing during the Xbox event at E3 2018).

Metro Exodus is being published by Deep Silver and will be released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC in Q1 2019. Exodus follows 2010's Metro 2033 and 2013's Metro Last Light. Both games were ported to PS4 and Xbox One in 2014.