We've known about Metro: Exodus for some time, but we learned a ton of new information during Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference. We learned the official release date, how it will differ from the previous two entries, and some plot details.
In this guide, we'll round up everything there is to know about Metro: Exodus. We'll also update this as we learn more, so keep checking back, and feel free to use the comments section for discussion and speculation.
Metro: Exodus - What It Is
Metro: Exodus is the third entry in a trilogy of first person shooters based on the Metro 2033 post-apocalyptic novel series. It's best described as a first person survival horror in which you battle mutated animals and other humans as you strive to forge a life in the metro tunnels of Moscow, which has been decimated by nuclear war.
Metro: Exodus - What's New
A fair bit, actually. While Metro 2033 and Last Light featured mostly linear gameplay, with you traversing a series of levels set in, or outside, the Moscow metro tunnels, Metro: Exodus will take place in a much more open world.
It no longer takes place in Moscow either. You finally leave the metro tunnels behind and take the Aurora train to the eastern side of Russia.
While linear sections do crop up occasionally, there are more wide open sections, and apparently they're 100 times the size of the biggest areas in Metro: Last Light. Each zone has a day and night cycle too, and reactive enemy behaviour that you have to learn.
Metro: Exodus also takes place over an entire year, with the seasons changing as you progress.
Crafting weapons plays a big role this time around too. You have two slots for guns, and can customise them on the fly by dropping your backpack and switching out various different parts, from barrels to sights.
The bulk of your work will be done at workbenches though, where you can pretty much change each individual part of the gun. You'll even have to keep it clean so it doesn't jam in the middle of a firefight.
This crafting system ties into the general need for scavenging – not only for crafting resources either, you'll also find ammo in short supply so will regularly have to stock up.
Metro: Exodus - Story & Setting
The Metro franchise takes place following a fictional nuclear war that has decimated the world. The events of the first two entries – Metro 2033 and Last Light – took place in Moscow, Russia, where the few survivors were forced to head underground and forge a new life in the eponymous metro subway tunnels.
Metro: Exodus eschews Moscow and its metro tunnels for the great outdoors on the eastern side of Russia. You'll once again play as Artyom, who is joined by his sniper wife Anna and Colonel Miller, who are both members of the Spartan Order.
Metro: Exodus - Release Date & Platforms
Metro: Exodus will launch on February 22, 2019 across PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Metro: Exodus - PS4 Pro Enhancements
Metro: Exodus will feature PS4 Pro Enhancements. According to 4A Games itself, the upcoming game will use every single bit of the PS4 Pro's power. Time will tell exactly what that means.
Are you excited to see what happens next in Metro: Exodus? What do you make of the open world design? Let us know in the comments section below!