E3 2018: Metro Exodus Release Date Set, Coming Early Next Year

The first-person shooter arrives in February.


A new trailer for Metro Exodus was showcased during Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference. Along with providing another look at the upcoming first-person shooter, it confirmed when the game will launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC--and it's the same day as another anticipated shooter.

As revealed in the new trailer, Metro Exodus's release date is set for February 22, 2019. That's notably the same day that BioWare's new IP, Anthem, launches for the same platforms.

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Now Playing: Metro Exodus - Official Gameplay Trailer | E3 2018

Metro Exodus was originally slated to release this year; however, publisher THQ Nordic announced back in May that the game would now be coming in the first quarter of 2019. It didn't provide a reason for the delay, but developer 4A Games said it was to ensure it delivered the best experience possible.

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"We want everyone to experience the most ambitious Metro game to date at its absolute best. Therefore we've moved the release date to Q1 2019," 4A said. "We know this will be disappointing news for fans, but at E3 we will be revealing lots of new gameplay from a never-before-seen environment."

The new Metro Exodus trailer showcased a variety of weapons and customization options, as well as more of the game's desolate setting. It begins with a man giving a speech about survival and shows off some gameplay elements, such as ziplines and the ability to use a lighter to burn up cobwebs and light up rooms.

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