Metro Exodus Shows Off Stealth and Terrifying Animal Encounters in New Gameplay

Yesterday, Metro Exodus unleashed its new Gamescom 2018 trailer and today they during Microsoft’s Inside Xbox Gamescom livestream, they released a few more juicy minutes of post-apocalyptic footage. As with yesterday’s trailer, this new gameplay is lifted from the Metro Exodus’ newly-revealed Taiga section, which takes place during autumn. We get a nice glimpse at the game’s updated stealth mechanics, and another look at some of the game’s terrifying mutated beasties. Check it out, below.

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During the livestream, Metro Exodus executive producer Jon Bloch detailed some of the improvements you can expect from the game’s stealth mechanics.

“We've added a lot of elements to the AI and stealth, to make it a lot more robust. We've worked a lot on communication for AI, so it's a lot easier to understand what they're doing, without it being overt, without bringing in HUD elements that are unnecessary. That's kind of a staple for the series -- we like to let you immerse yourself in the game. We've tried to provide more of a dynamic experience, where you can adapt how you approach a scenario and the game adapts based on what you're doing. You're able to change that on the fly.”

Bloch also briefly got into the wide array of factions you’ll have to deal with in Metro Exodus…

"We have so many societies for you to encounter. Some factions are going to be, just pure evil. Bandits are probably just nefarious people out for their own good, but may not be -- some may be neutral, some will react depending on how you act toward them. The game adapts to how you play."

Look interesting? Here’s the official Metro Exodus backstory:

The year is 2036. A quarter-century after nuclear war devastated the earth, a few thousand survivors still cling to existence beneath the ruins of Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro. But now, as Artyom, you must flee the Metro and lead a band of Spartan Rangers on an incredible, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in search of a new life in the East.

Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter.

It was also revealed today that Metro Exodus will be supporting NVIDIA RTX ray tracing technology. Wccftech’s Chris Wray recently had a chance to interview the makers of the Metro series – learn more about the game’s world, weapons, and more, right here.

Metro Exodus arrives on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on February 22, 2019.

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