Deep Silver and developer 4A Games will launch Metro Exodus for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series in 2021. The information came from a post about Metro’s 10th anniversary.
The Metro Exodus versions for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series will include “major improvements,” such as higher frame rate, higher resolution, reduced load times, and support for ray tracing. Users who own Metro Exodus for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, whether physical or digital, will be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series version for free.
4A Games also confirmed that the next Metro game, which was first confirmed in August 2019, is currently in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC with a “full 4A Games engine and renderer review to take advantage of the advantages of the new power, storage and ray tracing with hardware support offered by the new consoles”.
Although the studio cannot share much more about the upcoming Metro game at the moment, it has confirmed that it is exploring a multiplayer component.
“We are committed to providing a great experience for a player based on history; that’s what the Metro series is based on,” said the studio. “As a studio, we want to strive to create bigger and better games constantly, but we also listen to what fans are saying and know what is important to you. We take our responsibility for the franchise seriously, and we think you will be excited about our plans for the next chapter.”
4A Games continued, “At the same time, our partnership with Saber [Interactive] will allow us to explore something that has always been an ambition for 4A Games, but something that we have never been able to commit to until now: a multiplayer experience in the Metro universe. . As a small studio, we were never able to do these ambitions justice, and our ideas never went beyond the prototype phase. But with Saber’s experience in online games, we’re now actively exploring multiplayer concepts that will offer a new way to experience the world of Metro”.
The studio said it is not looking to jump into some multiplayer trend but to explore an experience that “makes sense in the Metro universe” and does not “undermine our ambitions for a player.” And that requires a dedicated team focused exclusively on multiplayer, which your partnership with Saber Interactive can offer.
“None of the above thoughts means that the next Metro game will be multiplayer only; or that the next game will have single and multiplayer in the same package,” said 4A Games. “We are still discovering things, but know that we are committed to more experiences for a player, based on history, in the Metro universe, which our fans have come to know and love.”
Finally, although 4A Games expects to work on the Metro series for “many years.” The studio said it wants to create a new intellectual property and “AAA experience” that can accompany the Metro series and is currently hiring all of its studios in Malta and Kiev to bring these ambitions to life.