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Metro Exodus publisher not worried that the game is sandwiched between Crackdown 3, Far Cry and Anthem

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February this year is pretty crowded when it comes to blockbuster games, and no date is more crowded than Friday 15. On that day, we’ll see Crackdown 3 finally hit retail after too many delays to mention. We’ll also see Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5 spinoff New Dawn, anime brawler Jump Force and the post-apocalyptic shooter Metro Exodus. Just a week later, and EA and Bioware’s Anthem will be out.

It leaves Metro Exodus competing for wallets and time with some big heavy hitters – but publisher Deep silver isn’t too worried.

Deep Silver’s head of global brand management Huw Beynon told GamesIndustry.biz that “We’re confident Metro has an audience that’s been looking forward to this for a long time.”

“What we’re offering with this game is a really content-packed, story-driven experience. For me, the natural audience for this game are people who have enjoyed things like Horizon: Zero Dawn, or something like a Witcher — grown-up, mature, serious single-player, story-driven experience. There’s been a real renaissance of those recently.

“You could say maybe that Far Cry is a competitor because it’s also post-apocalyptic, but I think that’s quite a shallow comparison. I think people will recognise that Metro’s going to offer them that rich, believable world with deep storytelling. We have the benefit of working with Dmitry Glukhovsky and all the literary pedigree he brings to it. We’re a very different style of game to anything that’s coming out once you look beneath the surface.”

And of the bunch of games that’ll be out in that week and a bit, it’s probably Metro: Exodus that I’m personally most keen for. Though I enjoyed the heck out of Far Cry 5, it’s still too fresh in my memory for me to be too excited for a quasi-sequel. Crackdown was a digital addiction of mine, but the second game cured that and Anthem just isn’t tickling me at all.

Last Updated: January 22, 2019

7 Comments

  1. Steffmeister

    January 22, 2019 at 15:32

    Metro will get my money first, but probably not day one. Budget problems.

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  2. Kromas

    January 22, 2019 at 15:37

    Wait someone is worried about Anthem? The only people who will play it day one is peeps who have Origin Premium.

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    • G8crasha

      January 23, 2019 at 07:55

      I so agree. That’s the only reason I still have my subscription. I initially got it for BFV, but the game did not justify the subscription, so I am hoping Anthem will because nothing else in the Vault is worth looking at (most of the good games in the vault I bought when they were released).

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  3. Steffmeister

    January 22, 2019 at 16:22

    I’m a bit worried about Far Cry New Dawn after the devs mentioned RPG-Light mechanics.
    “So you’ll be able to craft guns that have ranks, and these ranks, they will be useful to fight against enemies that also have ranks”. If this means bullet sponge enemies if you are under levelled or headshots (without helmet) not being instant kills, then I’m out.

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    • Original Heretic

      January 22, 2019 at 21:42

      Unless it adds bit of a Borderlands feel. Then I’d be intrigued.

      Says the guy who still hasn’t played Far Cry 5….

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  4. Purple_Dragon

    January 23, 2019 at 06:41

    I am getting Far Cry New Dawn and Metro Exodus. Not interested in the others. Looking forward to Metro Exodus. I enjoyed the Metro Redux more than I thought I would. Exodus is going to look really good on One X and it sounds rather engrossing from the descriptions above.

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  5. G8crasha

    January 23, 2019 at 07:55

    If I was Deep Silver, I wouldn’t be worried either. The Metro games have a cult following, and any gamer who is anybody is hotly anticipating the release. Let’s just hope it lives up to the hype.

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