Publisher 4A Games has announced that they are indeed planning to drop a next-gen version of Metro Exodus for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. This will give gamers a new look into the wasteland, although there’s no new gameplay content coming. The post-apocalyptic shooter port was announced from the studio via an open letter to the fans.
Here’s what the publisher described when talking about what’s coming in the PS5 and XSX versions: “We’re currently hard at work on bringing Metro Exodus to Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5 next year. While we can’t share all the details just yet, you should expect major enhancements including faster frame rate, increased resolution, reduced loading times, and stunning Ray Tracing features made possible by the new hardware.”
And yes, the reduced loading times and Ray Tracing will be enabled in a free update to the current owners of the PS4 and Xbox One versions. This will be handled via Smart Delivery on supported systems. So if you own the new consoles too, you can play this version there for free.
To be clear, they weren’t just working on the new console versions either. The company has been working steadily on a 10th-anniversary showcase for the story of the iconic franchise. As the studio described it, “the stories of 4A Games, Dmitry Glukhovsky, and Artyom have intertwined. We’ve tried to capture this journey with our ‘Metro Timeline.’” The Metro Timeline is an interactive recap that takes fans through the journey of the games. The trailer for it has been released and can be seen below.
They’re also working on “another new AAA experience that can sit alongside the Metro series.” The company is also “exploring multiplayer concepts” although has shared few details on these projects or what forms they could take on release.
Metro Exodus‘ Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 are due sometime in 2021.