Metro Exodus has been confirmed to have recently gone gold, and it seems that it did so earlier than planned: After five years of development, the game will be released a week earlier than previously announced. The game will now be released on Feb. 15, 2019.
The game’s opening has been revealed to accompany the announcement. The title sequence was created by Elastic.tv, the makers of “some of the most iconic title sequences of recent years including Game of Thrones and Westworld,” per 4A Games’ announcement. The opening is also set to an original score by Metro series composer Alexey Omelchuk.
“We were absolutely thrilled to be contacted by the team at Deep Silver and 4A Games to create this Main Title Sequence,” said Andy Hall, the Creative Director at Elastic, in a statement. “It’s the type of project we love. Once we had been immersed in the game, we essentially lived in this frozen and terrifying landscape for many, many weeks … we are delighted with the final film.”
4A Games states that the opening of Metro Exodus “sets the atmospheric tone as your journey across post-apocalypse Russia begins.”
“Our fans have been waiting patiently for Metro Exodus ever since we announced the title at E3 2017,” said Klemens Kundratitz, the CEO of Deep Silver. “We had previously delayed the release date to ensure 4A Games had the time to deliver their ambitious vision for the game, but now we’re delighted to confirm that Metro Exodus has ‘gone gold’ and we are able to bring the release date forward to Feb. 15, 2019.”
Watch the game’s title sequence below. Metro Exodus will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.