Publisher Deep Silver shared a new batch of high-resolution screenshots of Metro Exodus as part of a recent hands-on press event (check our preview article here).
These provide us with the first look at a new zone that players will visit in the game. Its environment is considerably different to that seen in previous Metro Exodus screenshots, or previous Metro games from that matter. Elements like the huge desert, the rugged metal structures and vehicles, even the roaring flames and torches cannot but recall another well known post-apocalyptic setting: Mad Max.
Metro Exodus is due on February 15th on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will be the second game to use NVIDIA RTX technology for raytracing; the developers at 4A Games decided to enhance Global Illumination and Ambient Occlusion with it. Last we heard, the developers were targeting 1080P@60 FPS with raytracing enabled.
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.
They have struggled against the poisoned elements, fought mutated beasts and paranormal horrors, and suffered the flames of civil war.
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.
Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom’s story in the greatest Metro adventure yet.