It’s not very often that this happens, but Metro Exodus is going to release a week earlier than originally planned. Yes, you read that right, earlier.
Deep Silver and 4A Games have announced that the game has gone gold and that it will now release on February 15th 2019 rather than the originally planned release date of February 22nd. In announcing the news, Deep Silver said:
“Our fans have been waiting patiently for Metro Exodus ever since we announced the title at E3 2017. We had previously delayed the release date to ensure 4A Games had the time to deliver their ambitious vision for the game, but now we’re delighted to confirm that Metro Exodus has ‘gone gold’ and we are able to bring the release date forward to the 15th February 2019.”
It’s very rare for a game to be brought forward rather than pushed back, but it makes a refreshing change. Why would they decide to release the game a week early, you ask? I mean, how much difference can a week make? Not much would be my usual answer, but Metro’s original release date of February 22nd would see it landing on the same day as the highly-anticipated Anthem, which would probably be a big mistake. It’s likely that the release has been moved to avoid that very thing happening, but releasing on February 15th will still see the game land on the same day as both the recently announced Far Cry: New Dawn and the also-highly-anticipated Crackdown 3. The third installment in the Metro series looks great and it’s highly-anticipated in its own right, so let’s hope that it doesn’t get lost in the crowd.
To celebrate the release date of Metro Exodus being brought forward, the title sequence for the game has been released to YouTube. Check it out below:
Metro Exodus will release on PC, Xbox One and PS4 on February 15th 2019.