4A Games and Deep Silver have just dropped one more trailer for Metro Exodus, revealing even more details about the depressing irradiated game world. And in addition to the other trailers for the game highlighting weapons and story elements, we’ve gotten a pretty thorough picture of what life is actually like in this game.
Moving away from the tunnel-crawling exploits of Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light, Exodus eschews the similar looking environs and tight corridors for a much more open world. And being that this is the most ambitious game 4A has ever made, the amount of effort they’re putting in looks impressive based on what we’ve seen in trailers. The world of Metro Exodus has been hand crafted to award exploration,” the narrator says. “Every location you find has a story to tell, from a long-forgotten nuclear bunker to a tiny hamlet hiding dark secrets. To an ancient church transformed into something sinister.” The game itself shows a surprising amount of immersion and detail in the continuing adventures of Artyom and pals.
Speaking of Artyom, the game picks up 2 years after the events of Metro Last Light, which was in 2034. The player will be able to travel across the lands of Moscow in the grips of a decaying nuclear winter, struggling to survive all along the way.
Like we saw in the various weapon highlights trailers, a significant amount of the potential to survive comes from your ability to be flexible and making maximum use of the scavenged wastes. And a huge part of gathering the gear and parts you need to take on the various beasts and other enemies will be through a much more unique questing system.
The goal here is to create a much more organic system that helps the player be more immersed in the world. “You won’t find pointless fetch quests or busywork in Metro‘s vast, open levels,” the narrator says. “Every objective is narrative driven and woven seamlessly into the main story. You get a map and compass, and the freedom to discover the stories of the wasteland.”
The other major area being highlighted in this new trailer is combat. Arytom and his allies have a bit more flexibility in Exodus compared to the previous games. Instead of running blindly into enemy groups, players have a few more choices. Depending on your play style, you can bum rush enemy encampments with guns blazing. Or, you can wait for night to fall and try to ambush your foes. And of course, using your heavily modded arsenal, you’ll have plenty of destructive options in these encounters.
Metro Exodus will release on February 15 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.The newest trailer for the game can be seen down below.
There’s plenty of other coverage for the game out there too. Deep Silver and 4A Games have released the full PC requirements for Metro Exodus. The developers also released a documentary series promoting the game.
In terms of gameplay, there’s a gameplay trailer from Gamescom which offers another glimpse into the world of Metro Exodus. So you should look into that if you want to know more about the game and it’s depressing world. We also found out that the game is getting a photo mode on launch as well.