Metro: Last Light will equal its precursor's impressive visual performance, but cater to low-end PCs.
Showing off the game's reportedly lovely graphics at E3, THQ's Huw Beynon told Ausgamers the demo was running on a "pretty modest PC" and that developer 4A Games is performing wonders.
"I don’t mind telling you that it was a six gig of ram i7 and we had a single GTX-480, which was nVidia’s DX11 launch card last year," he said.
"I think it’s fair to say that the guys at 4A are some kind of strange, technical wizards that can get that kind of performance out of it so we’re really excited."
Metro: Last Light is the follow up to dystopian survival shooter Metro 2033, which turned heads for its impressive use of DirectX 11 tech. It's due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime next year, with a Wii U version on the cards.