Today, video game publisher Deep Silver & development studio 4A Games released the official “Uncovered” gameplay video for their upcoming post-apocalyptic first-person shooter sequel Metro Exodus. The nearly six-minute narrated video is chock full of in-game cinematics and actual gameplay footage:
Among the interesting details revealed is that Metro Exodus, while not open-world, features several “open-worlds”. We take this to mean that we’re dealing with a set of large non-linear levels that aren’t attached to each other, but possibly connected via the Aurora train which also serves as the player’s home base.
The video also mentioned exploration & survival as two major game mechanics. We’ve already learned that the weapons of Metro Exodus are fully customizable, but the crafting system also covers survival gear such as gas mask filters & medkits. In order to craft these items, and thus survive, players will need to hunt for resources.
Speaking of survival, players will have to face both mutant and human foes as well as the harsh environments such as weather & radiation. The game’s day/night cycle also affects NPCs, making mutants more powerful at night, while potentially hostile humans are out in force during the day.
Also, players can either get into straight-up fights or employ stealth to achieve victory, rather than the game forcing one style of gameplay over another.
Finally, and thankfully, the narrator promised that the game features no “pointless fetch quests or busywork” and that “every objective is narrative-driven”.
While Metro Exodus won’t be released until Friday, February 15th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, it’s now available to preorder for just $59.99:
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.
- 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…
PC System Requirements:
|Average Performance||1080p @ 30 FPS||1080p @ 60 FPS||1440p @ 60 FPS||4K @ 60 FPS|
|OS||Windows 7/8/10||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4440||Intel Core i7-4770K||Intel Core i7-8700K||Intel Core i9-9900K|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 670/1050 or AMD Radeon HD 7870||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070/RTX 2060 or AMD RX Vega 56||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti/RTX 2070 or AMD RX Vega 64||Nvidia GeForce RTX 20180 Ti|
- Note: Windows 10 RS5 (Build 1809) or newer and DirectX 12 required for RTX features. Win 8.1 requires build 9600 or newer, Win 8 requires build 9200 or newer, Win 7 requires SP1 or newer.
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