Waiting for a game to release is one of the most agonizing aspects of being a gamer. During the wait, players tend to drown themselves with previews, gameplay demos, and rumors. Luckily for fans of Metro Exodus, the game's release date has been moved up, meaning they'll get to enjoy the post-apocalyptic Russian wasteland just a tad bit earlier.
Instead of releasing on February 22, 2019, as it was originally announced, Metro Exodus will now be releasing on February 15, 2019, giving players access to the game a full week earlier.
Based on a book series, the Metro franchise is considered to be one of the better apocalyptic RPG's out there. Exodus is the next entry in the franchise and looks to be an evolution of the game's predecessors. The game will be utilizing a new technology called "ray tracing" on PC, which helps cast light more realistically throughout the world and will likely be featured on next-gen consoles. The feature is still somewhat new, but it should make Metro Exodus one of the sharpest looking games available when it launches.
One of the Metro series' main competitors, Fallout, is having an incredibly rough year with the failed launch of Fallout 76, so it will be interesting to see if Metro Exodus is able to steal some of the more mainstream appeal of the Fallout franchise. The game looks promising, at the very least, and seems to push the boundaries of what the franchise has done in the past.
Take your first look at the haunting title sequence set to an original score by composer Alexey Omelchuk.— Metro Exodus (@MetroVideoGame) December 13, 2018
We're also excited to reveal that we've gone gold and #MetroExodus will now release on Feb 15th!#12DaysOfMetro
All that aside, the new release date for Metro Exodus is great, especially in a market where games are seemingly delayed at least once before they release. Considering that Metro Exodus' script is bigger than the first two games combined, it's impressive that the team managed to move the game up at all. Time will tell if the team should've used the extra week to iron out some additional bugs, but it likely wouldn't be anything that isn't included in a day one patch anyway.
Metro Exodus will release on February 15, 2019, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.