Deep Silver and 4A Games have just announced that Metro Exodus, the latest post-apocalyptic shooter in the cult favourite series, has already gone gold ahead of release, a release which has also been brought a week forward into a seriously congested window.
Initially planned to release on February 22nd, Metro Exodus will now land on February 15th.
A new title trailer has also been released to coincide with the news.
Speaking on the decision to change the release date, Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Deep Silver, had the following to say.
“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.”
This is very interesting, to say the least. February 22nd was shaping up to be one of the busiest days for new games in 2019, but shuffling saw some titles get delayed and some brought forward. At this time of writing, only Anthem remains in that spot with February 15th now also becoming just as congested with Metro Exodus, Far Cry New Dawn, Crackdown 3, and Jump Force all out on the same day. Trials Rising is also out on the 12th.
Looks like something might have to budge again, especially with Far Cry and Metro having similar themes.