Following the initial showing during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, more details about Metro: Exodus, the latest installment in the Metro franchise, have come to light.
The Metro universe has expanded considerably since the release of Metro: Last Light back in 2013, with the newest entry featuring large non-linear levels that will take the player out of the Moscow of previous games and into the Russian countryside.
From what is shown, Metro: Exodus looks like a post-apocalyptic Far Cry on steroids. This first trailer showcases some of both the combat and open world aspects of the new game, with exceptional level design. The footage also shows off a few small details that could easily be overlooked, including the ability to reclaim ammunition from fallen enemies:
Players will once again take on the role of Artyom, the leader of a band of Spartan Rangers, as he flees the Moscow Metro tunnels, travelling across the breadth of Russia to search for a new life in the East. Unlike the previous games, time will be a central element in the story of Metro: Exodus, with the narrative spanning an entire year, and the environments designed to reflect the changing seasons, beginning in spring and running through summer and autumn before finally having to deal with the ravages of the nuclear winter.
While the exact release date is unknown at this time, official sources state Metro: Exodus will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2018.