This 4A Games hinted in the official trailer of the game at The Game Awards 2017
And what about the old date?
Earlier it was reported that the continuation of Metro Last Light will be released in autumn 2018, however, not everything is so unambiguous. After all, Ukrainian developers have left a kind of "message" to the most attentive viewers of the game trailer. If you look closely, almost at the very end of the video clip, the characters under the name of the game are added to the AUG8TH for a split second. Which is very similar to the English cut on August 8th. It is worth saying that the last part of the Metro was positively received, both by gamers and journalists around the world.
What else is the studio working on?
In addition to developing its own Metro Exodus blockbuster, 4A Games also support the AAA VR shooter ARKTIKA.1. And this is despite the fact that such giants as Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft are seriously afraid of VR-segment of the gaming market. So the guys from 4A move the market forward, not forgetting to produce high-quality "classical" projects. More information about ARKTIKA.1 you can read here.
Read in Russian: Metro Exodus может выйти уже восьмого августа