Metro Exodus: All You Need to Know About the Next-Gen Upgrade

The cover art for Metro Exodus.

Deep Silver and 4A Games revealed a lot about the new Metro Exodus upgrade for the next-gen consoles and PC, which was announced last year, and about the future of the franchise in general.

We will talk below about all that was revealed about the new version of the acclaimed game, and much more.

A Fully Ray Traced Experience

According to the developing team, the update will provide next-gen and PC with a fully Ray-Traced experience. See below, in the words of Deep Silver and 4A Games:

”We have built an all-new Fully Ray Traced Lighting Pipeline that brings a number of optimizations, upgrades, and new features to the Ray Traced Global Illumination and Emissive Lighting that we pioneered with the original release of Metro Exodus, as well as an upgraded implementation of our powerful Temporal Reconstruction technology to further boost resolution, visual detail and performance.

– Deep Silver and the 4A Games

4K / 60FPS on Consoles and a New PC Version 

Was also revealed that the game will run at 4K/60FPS on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and at 1080p/60FPS on the Xbox Series S.

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The team behind the game also revealed that is working on new features, like the ability to change your FOV, something never seen before in the franchise. The new console versions will be released later this year and will be a free update to all that already own the title. Check what the development team said below:

”The PC Enhanced Edition will offer additional Ray Tracing features, including Advanced Ray Traced Reflections and support for DLSS 2.0 on NVIDIA hardware, which offers sharper image details and increased framerates and display resolutions.
Applying the same philosophy as our Xbox and PlayStation upgrades, this PC Enhanced Edition will be FREE to all existing Metro Exodus owners on the Epic Games Store, Steam and GoG. You can expect the PC Enhanced Edition to release later this Spring.”

– Deep Silver and the 4A Games

A graphical representation of the enhancements made to the new versions was also released on its official site:

The list of enhancements present in the new versions of the game.
Credit: Deep Silver and 4A Games

But What about MAC and Linux? 

The Mac and Linux players can also rejoice since the developers revealed that Metro Exodus will arrive on Mac in March and on Linux later this year.

Metro Exodus was released on February 15 of last year and can be played on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PC, and on Google Stadia.

Check below the game’s synopsis, available on Steam:

The year is 2036.

A quarter-century after nuclear war devastated the earth, a few thousand survivors still cling to existence beneath the ruins of Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro.

They have struggled against the poisoned elements, fought mutated beasts and paranormal horrors, and suffered the flames of civil war.

But now, as Artyom, you must flee the Metro and lead a band of Spartan Rangers on an incredible, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in search of a new life in the East.

Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created.

Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter.

Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story in the greatest Metro adventure yet.

So, what do you think of the arrival of Metro Exodus on Next-Gen?

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