Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition will be released for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on 18th June 2021, Deep Silver and 4A Games have confirmed. Promising 4K and 60FPS gameplay with ray traced lighting throughout, as well as platform specific enhancements, this will be the definitive release of the game on consoles.
The console release date announcement comes alongside the release of the Enhanced Edition for PC players, overhauling the game’s lighting with new and improved ray tracing techniques to provide more realistic and nuanced lighting throughout the game. In all cases, the step up from the original game release to the Enhanced Edition is free. If you own the game on PC, it’s a simple update, if you own it on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, then the next-gen version will be provided for free via each system’s upgrade programme.
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition will also be available in a new release that bundles in the two story expansions, Sam’s Story and The Two Colonels.
On PS5 and Xbox Series X, the game will run at up to 4K while maintaining 60FPS. That is stepped down to 1080p when playing on Xbox Series S. However, there will be ray traced lighting throughout, which includes ray traced emissive lighting that was first pioneered in The Two Colonels DLC expansion. You’ll also have field of view options, and there will be platform specific support for spatial audio and controller latency improvements on Xbox, while PlayStation 5 has haptic feedback for the DualSense. There’s no mention of spatial audio for PS5, sadly.
Here’s the comparison breakdown between console and PC:
Nicole played Metro Exodus for our review and she wrote:
Metro Exodus provides an immersive FPS experience that marks a new milestone for the franchise. Its survival-horror, sandbox and shooter elements are remarkably well balanced, constituting an engaging and thrilling game that’ll leave you no stranger to a good jump scare. The once linear horror franchise has been reformed, introducing expansive environments to indulge in without derailing the narrative. Metro Exodus is a must play.
You can read the Metro Exodus review right here.
Source: 4A Games