Rough and gritty first-person shooter series Metro was supposed to return in the form of Metro Exodus this year, a game revealed at last year's E3 which has since received a lot of buzz, but now plans have changed, as they so often do in this industry of ours.
Metro Exodus has been delayed into 2019, while the release dates for both Biomutant and Darksiders 3 have yet to be determined. However, it appears 4A chose to delay the release date by a few short months to ensure the game is up to snuff.
We will remind that Metro: Exodus was going to publish Deep Silver, which acquired the rights to the series from the bankrupt THQ. "We have been constantly reviewing the game's progress to ensure that we deliver a product that gamers and fans of the Metro series want and deserve, as well as keeping an eye on announcements from our competitor products", a statement regarding the delay explains.
The third entry in the well-regarded first person shooter series opened up Microsoft's pre-E3 event a year ago, with a very impressive-looking demonstration. 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.
Though the delay is disappointing, at least we know 4A Games is putting its best foot forward here. With E3 2018 right around the corner, THQ has promised that brand new gameplay from the upcoming title will be shown off, so fans will have that to look forward to as they wait for the calendar to turn to 2019.