4A Games is bringing it its hit survival shooter Metro Exodus to PS5 and Xbox Series X with more improvements than you can wave a Geiger counter at.
Deep Silver and 4A Games have spilt the beans on what’s next for the Metro series, and it’s not a sequel. Instead, we’re getting Metro Exodus – again – but reworked to take advantage of the powerful hardware in the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles.
The game will run at 4K/60fps with full ray-traced lighting on PS5 and Xbox Series X, bringing sharper graphics and improved visuals to the experience. Ray-traced lighting means more realistic light and shadows in the environments, bringing the scary world of Metro Exodus to life in a way simple not possible on the last-gen consoles.
These fancy features aren’t restricted to the game’s main campaign; they’ll also feature in the DLC expansions that come bundled in with the main game.
Loading times will be dramatically reduced, too, as 4A games will be making use of the SSD storage in the next-gen consoles, even with 4K texture packs, spatial audio, and other neat next-gen features.
For us PS5 players, there’s the extra added bonus of DualSense support. Metro Exodus on PS5 will utilise the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback, which should mean you’ll feel every squeeze of the trigger and every little rumble, enhanced and in your hands.
If you already own Metro Exodus on PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be getting the PS5/Xbox Series X|S version as a completely free upgrade later this year, though there is no release date at this time.
Metro Exodus released last year on PS4, PC, and Xbox One, and we found it to be a decent enough survival-shooter in our review.
Source: 4A Games