Deep Silver today released the enhanced version of Metro Exodus for PC, with some indications also regarding the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S versions of the game.
Today Deep Silver and 4A Games are pleased to announce the launch of Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition, a radical upgrade that harnesses the power of ray tracing compatible GPUs to deliver an incredible visual upgrade. The PC Enhanced Edition is FREE for all owners of the original version on Steam, Epic Games Store, Good Old Games and Microsoft Store.
It offers additional ray tracing features including Advanced Ray Traced Reflections and support for much-requested DLSS 2.0 on NVIDIA hardware, which offers sharper image details and higher frame rates and display resolutions. Working further with NVIDIA, this update enhances our innovative Ray Traced Global lighting technology with the original version of Metro Exodus to make each light source fully Ray Traced and implements our The Two Colonels RT Emissive technology in the game.
This update is so extensive that it will require a Ray Tracing compatible GPU as a minimum specification and will be available as a separate product – not just a ‘patch’ for the base game – instead it will be offered as an extra to all Metro Exodus PC owners.
Deep Silver and 4A Games also confirmed June 18, 2021 as the release date for the huge FREE Gen 9 update for Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5.
The Gen 9 version of Metro Exodus will run at 4K / 60FPS with full Ray Tracing lighting on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The base game and DLC expansions will include both our revolutionary Ray Traced Global (RTGI) lighting and Ray Traced techniques Emissive Lighting tested in the expansions of the original version of Metro Exodus.
Next-gen consoles will benefit from dramatically reduced load times through the use of SSD storage optimizations, 4K texture packs, and a range of platform-specific features including spatial audio and controller latency improvements on Xbox and support for games. functionality of Dual Sense controllers for PlayStation 5.
These enhancements will be made available as a free update to all Gen 8 owners, or via Metro Exodus Complete Edition, a recently announced high-value physical edition. This complete edition includes the base game and both DLC expansions: The Two Colonels and Sam’s Story.