Our second Ukraine-based delicacy of the day hasn't arrived with equally great news, seeing as how 4A Games and Deep Silver decided to push back their highly anticipated first person shooter Metro Exodus to the first quarter of 2019.
Metro Exodus was announced at last year's E3 but the devs are adamant that the delay is no reason for concern. In fact, a joint statement by 4A and Deep Silver says that development s progressing well and that they like what they see.
Interestingly, the companies claim to have been monitoring the gaming industry and its trends, competitor products included, so as to "deliver a product that gamers and fans of the Metro series want and deserve." We're not sure whether this suggests Metro Exodus getting some form of battle royale mode, but it sure smells of it.
Most likely so as to appease the Great Unwashed, 4A announced that their E3 appearance will include a reveal of some "brand new gameplay from a never before seen game environment for you to enjoy."
4A says that the move made sense since Metro Exodus is the most ambitious Metro title up to date. Indeed, this third instalment in the franchise marks the end of claustrophobic settings Metro franchise was set in and reveals vast expanses above.
Just like in the previous games, Metro Exodus will put players in the shoes of Artyom, survivor of a nuclear war. Unlike before however, when Artyom was merely a tunnel dweller, he'll be traversing the entire continent.
The devs threw in Anna into the fray as well, whom you may know from Metro: Last Light or the book Metro 2035. She is now Artyom's wife and it's hear voice you hear narrating in the trailer.
You may recall that 4A Games was built from the remnants of Ukrainian developer GSC Game World, when they dissolved back in 2011. Ironically enough, GSC's return with the Stalker 2 announcement coincides with the delay of Metro Exodus but we're certain it's just a coincidence. Either way, bring on the gameplay videos.