Metro Exodus, part of the Metro 2035 franchise has had its release date pushed back from Autumn 2018 to the first quarter of 2019.

News first broke of Metro Exodus at E3 2017, with some amazing trailers showing off the snowy post-apocalyptic future with mutated monsters, stunning graphics, and a foreboding ambience.

With a joint statement issued by publisher Deep Silver and the games development studio 4A Games, we now know that they are looking for the extra time to make sure the intended release gives us the best results and a true representation of the game that they want to give to Metro fans.

“The development of Metro Exodus is progressing well; we are all really excited by what we are seeing. We have been constantly reviewing the games 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. 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.”

“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.”

Metro Exodus is set for release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.