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With Metro Exodus about to launch on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, developer 4A Games has outlined the game’s next-gen improvements.

Metro Exodus, the post-apocalyptic shooter from 4A Games, is getting a free next-gen upgrade on June 18. 2021.

Xbox Series X|S and PS5 Players who already own the game on Xbox One or PS4 can claim the update, which adds a host of technical and artistic improvements.

Load times are dramatically reduced across all platforms, and the Series X and PS5 will receive 4K texture packs. 4A say the Xbox upgrade also benefits from spatial audio and controller latency. PS5 players can also enjoy immersive Dual Sense controller enhancements.

We praised Metro Exodus on its 2019 debut, saying its “courageous gameplay mechanics make it a thrill to play.”

Here’s what next-gen players can look forward to, as per 4A’s official press release:

Metro Exodus Xbox Series X|S & PS5 upgrade Features

  • Enhanced for the latest consoles – Enhanced to utilise to power of Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 including 60FPS, up to 4K resolution a Field Of View slider for the first time in the series and Ray Traced lighting.
  • Enhanced for Xbox Series X|S – optimized for platform specific features including spatial audio and Smart Delivery support. Xbox Series X will boast full Ray Traced lighting, 4K 60FPS and Xbox Series S will deliver full Ray Traced lighting, 60FPS and 1080p resolution. Available via Smart Delivery.
  • Enhanced for PlayStation 5 – optimized for platform specific features including DualSense Haptic Feedback support and 3D Audio, alongside full Ray Traced lighting and 60FPS 4K visuals.
  • Experience Sandbox Survival – flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and follow a gripping story that links together classic Metro gameplay with huge, non-linear levels.
  • Deadly combat and stealth – scavenge and craft in the field to customize your arsenal of hand-made weaponry, and engage human and mutant foes in thrilling tactical combat.
  • Explore a hostile world – embark on journey that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter. Discover the Russian wilderness, brought to life with day / night cycles and dynamic weather.

For a full breakdown of the game’s many enhancements, visit the official 4A Games blog.

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