Developed by 4A Games and published by Deep Silver, the next chapter in the Metro series was announced at the Xbox media briefing and is coming in 2018. Much like in previous Metro games, Metro Exodus will be a story driven first person shooter that relies on stealth, exploration and survival against the horrors of the world you live in.
Let’s first acknowledge that they are playing the 28 Days Later theme, which makes this trailer even more creepy especially if the main character is humming it in his head. I don’t want to get off on a tangent on how much I really enjoyed those movies, but I do want to say that whoever decided to license this song to play in the trailer made a great choice. I’ve only playing a little of both Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light, but I do know they have a great backstory and come from a popular line of books of the same name.
Metro Exodus is set in the year 2036, which is a quarter century after a nuclear attack destroyed a chunk of Earth. You are part of a few thousand survivors who are trying their best to survive under Moscow in the tunnels of the Metro. Along with living in the tunnels and avoiding altercations with other people, you have to deal with the nuclear fallout of the mutated animals above and below the surface of what’s left of Earth. You play as Artyom who must lead a group of Spartan Rangers across Russia to try to find a new life in the East.
Some of the highlights of the game are as followed
- Embark on an incredible journey – board the Aurora, a heavily modified steam locomotive, and join a handful of survivors as they search for a new life in the East
- Experience Sandbox Survival – a gripping story links together classic Metro gameplay with new huge, non-linear levels
- A beautiful, hostile world – discover the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness, brought to life with stunning day / night cycles and dynamic weather
- Deadly combat and stealth – scavenge and craft in the field to customize your arsenal of hand-made weaponry, and engage human and mutant foes in thrilling tactical combat
- Your choices determine your comrades’ fate – not all your companions will survive the journey; your decisions have consequence in a gripping storyline that offers massive re-playability
- The ultimate in atmosphere and immersion – a flickering candle in the darkness; a ragged gasp as your gasmask frosts over; the howl of a mutant on the night wind – Metro will immerse and terrify you like no other game…