Metro Exodus, which first appeared on stage back at E3 2017, was due out some time in autumn of 2018. The post-apocalyptic shooter, set in a world where many humans have been forced to live underground, looked to place more of a focus on the world above ground.
It looks like Metro Exodus isn't quite ready for the limelight yet, because as part of THQ Nordic's latest financial results briefing, the game was delayed out of 2018, and into Q1 2019. Koch Media, Deep Silver's publisher, acquired THQ Nordic back in February, and stated at the time that they wanted the studio's games to release as planned with minimal interference in their workflow process.
In an email this morning, a PR manager for Koch Media confirmed that the game will appear in a playable form at this year's E3.
We know that this will be disappointing news for fans that had hoped to play the game this year, but also know that you will appreciate the results that this additional development time and new release date will bring. We would also like to take this opportunity to confirm that at E3 in June we will be revealing some brand new gameplay from a never before seen game environment for you to enjoy.