Metro Exodus delayed, Darksiders 3 and Biomutant still without release dates [Update]

By Sherif Saed
16 May 2018 09:09 GMT

THQ Nordic has shared some details about a few of its biggest upcoming games.

In its Q1 2018 earnings report, THQ Nordic confirmed that Metro Exodus has been delayed to the first quarter of 2019.

Metro Exodus is published by Deep Silver, which THQ Nordic acquired earlier this year along with the rest of Koch Media’s games business.

In the report, the publisher also touched on two of its anticipated games, those being Darksiders 3, and the promising Biomutant. Both games were not announced with any release dates or even a release window, and this will unfortunately continue to be the case for a while.

THQ Nordic said the two games are “still under evaluation for setting a release date.” We already know the publisher will be skipping E3, but the company promised to show off a new gameplay trailer for Metro Exodus next month.

To that end, developer 4A Games and Deep Silver have issued a statement about the delay, which you can read in full below.

The development of Metro Exodus is progressing well; we are all really excited by what we are seeing. We have been constantly reviewing the games progress to ensure that we deliver a product that gamers and fans of the Metro series want and deserve, as well as keeping an eye on announcements from our competitor products. We want everyone to be able to experience what is the most ambitious Metro game to date at its absolute best and therefore we have taken the decision to move the release date to Q1 2019.

We know that this will be disappointing news for fans that had hoped to play the game this year, but also know that you will appreciate the results that this additional development time and new release date will bring. 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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, we look forward to sharing more with you in June.

Elsewhere in the report, the publisher confirmed that Deep Silver will be publishing Wasteland 3, and The Bard’s Tale 4, both in development at inXile Entertainment.

In total, THQ Nordic has 54 projects in development, and the publisher said it wants to give developers the time they need to deliver the “expected customer experience” and build the IP.

You can see the rest of the report at the link.

This story was updated with 4A Games’ statement.

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