Originally announced a year ago, (and rumoured long before that), Metro Exodus, developed by 4A Games, will bring the series penchant for grim, claustrophobic locations and grotesque post-apocalyptic creatures screaming to the current generation of platforms.
In its Q1 2018 earnings report, THQ Nordic confirmed that Metro Exodus has been delayed to the first quarter of 2019.
"[Deep Silver has] been constantly reviewing the games progress to ensure that [they] deliver a product that gamers and fans of the Metro series want and deserve, as well as keeping an eye on announcements from [their] competitors products".
The news comes via THQ Nordic, who - after acquiring Koch Media - now own publishers Deep Silver.
We will remind that Metro: Exodus was going to publish Deep Silver, which acquired the rights to the series from the bankrupt THQ.
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. For the first time in the Metro series, Exodus will feature an open world.
If you're experiencing any déjà vu at the news it's probably because S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was already announced back in 2010, but GSC Game World went bust before they had time to finish it. If you had to ask me for the one I was looking most forward to, it would be Metro: Exodus.
Metro Exodus is due out on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One in Q1 2019.