Despite it being scheduled to come out on February 22, 4A Games announced today on Twitter that Metro Exodus development had ended, the game had gone gold, and the game would actually be moving forward a week to come out on February 15. The game was first announced at E3 2017, and we’ve just gotten trailers since.
The Metro universe takes place in a post-apocalyptic Russia, specifically the Moscow subway system, where human civilization is limited to the various metro stations that serve as city-states. The stretches of subway between are filled with mutants, monsters, and horrific anomalies, but it’s into those tunnels that your character, Artyom, must go to keep human civilization alive.
Metro Exodus will shake this formula up a bit, with players now being able to travel on the previously inhospitable surface as the nuclear winter begins to come to a close, while also coming into contact with all new threats and pockets of human civilization. While we don’t know the full story yet, it’ll likely have more than a few twists and turns like the other stories before it.
While there have been many announcements made online of games going gold before release, the Metro Exodus development announcement is likely one of the very few times that the team responds to the announcement by deciding to move it up a bit. While they can’t do it immediately because disks have to be made and stores have to actually get Metro Exodus, moving it up a week is sure to be a nice surprise for many.
So, even though the game’s release date is still around two months away, if you’re a Metro fan and have loyally followed the Metro Exodus development this far, it will likely be worth the wait. The game will be coming out on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.