We’ve had 2033 and the rather excellent Last Light; now, it’s (almost) time for Metro Exodus.
Developer 4A Games took to the stage during Microsoft’s E3 presser yesterday evening to unveil the latest installment in its post-apocalyptic series. It is, in the words of Executive Producer John Bloch, the most ambitious project that the Ukrainian developer has ever taken on, and from the trailer above, you’ll see that the actual story of Exodus unfolds across all four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and a biting nuclear winter.
Speaking of story, Bloch went on to confirm that, yes, players will once again assume the role of Artyom in Metro Exodus, and that the quasi-sequel is definitely considered canon. Said he: “The story starts in Moscow and you play as Artyom and it picks up from Metro: Last Light’s enlightened ending. That is canon. It doesn’t pick up directly, but as far as the two endings, it’s canon.”
Mining inspiration from Dmitry Glukhovsky’s cult novel saga, here’s the official press release for Exodus:
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. Flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in the greatest Metro adventure yet.
Explore the Russian wilderness in vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling storyline inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky that spans an entire year through spring, summer, and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter.
Ready to set foot in 4A’s nuclear winter? Metro Exodus has been slated for a 2018 release across PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The fact that the studio chose to unveil its latest project during the Microsoft presser leads us to believe that there will be some form of exclusive content for Xbox One – not to mention the newly christened Xbox One X – so stay tuned for more.