Substantial Metro Exodus Next-Gen Upgrade Rolling Into the Station

Metro Exodus is getting a big next-gen upgrade with console-specific enhancements.

Metro Exodus is getting a meaty next-gen upgrade later in 2021 and some extra visual enhancements for high-end PCs. Deep Silver and 4A Games announced the Metro Exodus next-gen versions in a new blog post and said both the console and PC upgrades will be free.

Metro Exodus on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will support 4K visuals and run at 60fps, along with improved load times. The Xbox Series X version is getting spatial audio enhancements and reduced control input latency, while the PlayStation 5 version will support the DualSense's haptics.

The next-gen upgrades also include ray tracing on both consoles, a feature previously exclusive to high-end PCs but found in the likes of Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the next-gen version of Control. Specifically, it's Deep Silver's Ray Traced Global Illumination and Ray Traced Emissive Lighting made possible by the dev team "overhauling" the game's engine.

Deep Silver won't leave Xbox Series S owners out of the fun. Metro Exodus on Xbox Series S features 1080p resolution, 60fps, and full ray tracing.

Existing owners get the next-gen version for free, with Smart Delivery support on Xbox Series X|S.

Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition uses Deep Silver's new ray tracing technology to deliver "the ultimate ray traced experience." It requires a ray tracing capable GPU as the bare minimum and will be issued as a separate game instead of as a patch. However, Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition will still be free for existing owners.

[Source: Deep Silver]

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Published Feb. 15th 2021

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