It has been four years since Metro: Last Light left us fearing the dark, and now developer 4A Games has announced a sequel. Grab your thunder buddy now. Described as the most ambitious game undertaken by the studio, Metro Exodus will be the franchise’s first foray into the open-world scene.
The game was announced during Microsoft’s Xbox conference at E3, prompting many worried fans to take to Twitter in attempts to clarify whether it is a Xbox exclusive. But fortunately for us it will also be coming to PlayStation 4.
A gameplay trailer didn’t materialise, but executive director John Bloch did fill in a few blanks during an interview.
“The story starts in Moscow and you play as Artyom and it picks up from Metro: Last Light’s enlightened ending,” Bloch said. “That is canon. It doesn’t pick up directly, but as far as the two endings, it’s canon.”
Bloch went on to explain that players will leave Moscow and set forth across the unknown that is post-apocalyptic Russia, occasionally bumping into a few as-of-yet unnamed familiar faces.
The story will take place over the course of a year with all of the seasonal changes that entails. “There’s a big storm brewing in the horizon,” Bloch added. And in case you’re worrying the expanding world may take away from the story, have no fear (except for the shadows) as Bloch assures us that an overarching narrative will tie it all together.
Though a release date is currently unknown, we have been informed that it will be hitting the shelves sometime in 2018.