Metro Exodus coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S with ray tracing

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 26 November 2020 10:21 GMT

Metro Exodus is getting an upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles, developer 4A Games has revealed, alongside news that there’s a new Metro game in the works.

Publisher Deep Silver and developer 4A Games have confirmed that Metro Exodus will be landing on next-gen soon, with the new version of the game arriving on new consoles with a faster frame rate, increased resolution, reduced loading times, and ray-tracing.

There’s no date attached to the new version of the game yet, just an indication that it is indeed on the way. If you already own the game, you will be able to upgrade to the next-gen version entirely for free.

Additionally, 4A Games has confirmed that a new Metro title is in development for next-gen consoles, too.

The upcoming continuation of the franchise will revolve around a “complete overhaul of the engine and renderer to take advantage of the new power, storage and hardware supported ray tracing afforded by the new consoles.” Metro games have always looked great, so you can likely expect the next game in the series to look even more impressive.

Better yet, the developer has confirmed it’ll be teaming up with World War Z developer, Saber Interactive, to bring a multiplayer element to the next Metro title. It’ll be the first time the traditionally single-player games will venture into multiplayer territory, and 4A Games promises it won’t impact the upcoming game’s campaign.

“Whatever we do, it’s not to the detriment of our single-player ambitions”, 4A Games says. ‘We’ll need a dedicated team focused solely on the online component, and this is what our new partnership with Saber can bring.”

“As a small studio we have never been able to do justice to these ambitions, and our ideas have never made it beyond the prototype phase. But with Saber’s experience in online gaming, we are now actively exploring multiplayer concepts that will offer a new way to experience the world of Metro.”

Expect to hear more in 2021. You can read our review of Metro Exodus here.

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