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Metro Exodus goes gold, now releasing a bit earlier than planned

The upcoming third game in the Metro franchise has received another release date adjustment, but unlike before, this has moved it forward. Metro Exodus will now be releasing on February 15, 2019 instead of February 22, giving fans the opportunity to jump in a whole week early.

Alongside the change arrived the announcement that the game has gone gold after five years in development. The publisher also shared the game's title sequence, seen below, to celebrate the occasion. It is produced by Elastic, the same company that created the opening sequences for Game of Thrones and Westworld.

Metro Exodus will be taking a more open-world sandbox route than previous games in the series, where Artyom is free from the metro and is now traveling to various new locations. The immersive but harsh environments, hardened enemies, and survival aspects will still be a big part of the game.

The game is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. With the new release date, however, it will be directly competing for sales with Ubisoft's own post-apocalyptic shooter Far Cry New Dawn and Microsoft's long-time-coming action game Crackdown 3.

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