Gaming News

15 Feb 2021

Metro Exodus Adds Ray-Tracing, 4K, 60 FPS For PS5 And Xbox Series X

Metro Exodus, 4A Games' already very pretty shooter, is getting next-gen enhancements as part of a new Enhanced Edition.

In a new statement on their site, the team has revealed a wealth of upgrades coming to the game, including ray-tracing, 4K resolution and more.

"Metro Exodus will run at 4K / 60FPS with full Ray Traced lighting throughout on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The base game and DLC expansions will feature both our ground-breaking Ray Traced Global Illumination (RTGI) and the Ray Traced Emissive Lighting techniques pioneered in The Two Colonels expansion across all content" the blog reads.

Metro Exodus Adds Ray-Tracing, 4K, 60 FPS For PS5 And Xbox Series X

Players can expect completely ray-traced light sources, atmosphere and transparent surfaces to receive ray-traced bounded lighting and full ray-traced lighting model support with color bleeding and for every light source.

That's a hell of an undertaking, especially paired with 4K textures.

Perhaps most exciting are new Dualsense features, which are sure to ratchet up the tension.

"Anyone who’s frantically tried to pump up the pressure on their Tikhar in the middle of a pitched battle will be able to imagine the kind of thing we’re aiming for," the post explains.

The best news? If you already own Metro Exodus on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you'll get the upgraded version at no extra cost, with the Xbox version supporting Smart Delivery.

The updates will arrive later this year.

PC players aren't missing out, though, as the Enhanced Edition of the game will also be offered as a free upgrade.

The sizeable overhaul of the enhanced edition means it will require a Ray-Tracing capable GPU for the minimum spec, so it'll essentially be an entirely new game as far as downloads are concerned.

The enhanced edition will be available for Epic Games Store, Steam and GoG customers later this spring.