Metro Exodus Studio Details Next-Gen Upgrade and Future Metro Game

Character art from Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus coming to PS5, Xbox Series in 2021; new Metro game in development for PS5, Xbox Series, and PC

A blog post over on the 4A Games website says the developer is hard at work on bringing the post-apocalyptic first-person shooter to Xbox Series X|S.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions of Metro Exodus will include "major enhancements" such as higher frame rate, increased resolution, reduced loading times, and ray tracing support.

Metro Exodus in the new generation is certainly good news, but the icing on the cake is that if you own the game on PS4 and Xbox One, you will be entitled to upgrade to the new generation completely free of charge.

Although information about the new game in the franchise is still scarce, the developer also confirmed that it is exploring a new component of multiplayer.

While the studio plans to focus on a single-player experience for the upcoming game, it's "actively exploring multiplayer concepts" for the Metro universe along with its partner Saber Interactive. "As creators, we want to explore a multiplayer experience that makes complete sense in the Metro universe".

"As a small studio, we were never able to live up to those ambitions and our ideas never went beyond the prototype phase", said 4A Games. It's still "early days" for a Metro multiplayer experience, and it's possible that the campaign and multiplayer could release separately. We'll need a dedicated team focused exclusively on the online component, and this is what our new partnership with Saber can bring; years of expertise, technology, and know-how to help us realise our ambitions.

The studio also spoke a wee bit about the single-player portion of the game but didn't say much past what you would expect.

Finally, while 4A Games expects to be working on the Metro series for "many years to come", the studio said it wants create a new intellectual property and "AAA experience" that can sit alongside the Metro series, and is now hiring across its Malta and Kyiv studios to bring those ambitions to life.

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