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Announcing the enhanced edition of Metro Exodus

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Deep Silver and 4A Games just announced an enhanced Metro Exodus edition for PC along with an update on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X upgrades on the horizon.

Full ray tracing is on the horizon with the revamped versions of the games. As noted in the reveal, Metro Exodus was one of the first major titles to use ray tracing, but it was only accessible for high-end PCs with the help of the latest series of RTX graphics cards from. NVIDIA. With the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 both offering ray tracing support, the studio is making “drastic” changes to revamp what ray tracing means and bring it to the console.

“We have built a whole new fully ray traced lighting pipeline that brings a number of optimizations, upgrades and new features to global ray tracing lighting and emissive lighting that we have developed with the original version of Metro Exodus, as well as an improved implementation of our powerful temporal reconstruction technology to further improve resolution, visual detail and performance, ”says Deep Silver of the latest update.

This update will deliver the “ultimate” version for PC gamers, pushing back expectations with the vanilla ray tracing experience. So what does this mean for console gamers? According to the studio, “Metro Exodus will run at 4K / 60FPS with full Ray Traced lighting on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Base game and DLC expansions will feature both our revolutionary Global Ray Traced Lighting (RTGI). and ray tracing emissive lighting techniques pioneered The Two Colonels expansion across all content. “

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A summary of the changes, click to enlarge the image.

Gamers can also expect slower load times thanks to the two consoles offering optimized SSD storage, in addition to platform specific tweaks including spatial audio and improved latency on Xbox and usage of Haptic features for the PlayStation 5 experience. For Xbox Series S gamers, the team is aiming for 1080p, but the rest of the improvements revealed are confirmed for now alongside 60 FPS and ray-traced lighting. .

Quality of life and other more standard adjustments will also happen for all versions, including the additional option to change the FOV (which is a first for the series).

As for the PC-specific changes, the new fully ray traced lighting pipeline and the latest GPU compatible hardware from NVIDIA and AMD will be used for the enhanced edition. In fact, Deep Silver says Enchanced’s upgrade will be so “extensive” that it will require a ray-traced capable GPU as a minimum specification, and that version will ship as a separate product.

The studio also added, “The PC Enhanced Edition will offer additional ray tracing features, including advanced ray tracing reflections and support for DLSS 2.0 on NVIDIA hardware, which offers more image detail. crisp and increased frame rates and display resolutions.

“Following the same philosophy as our Xbox and PlayStation upgrades, this Enhanced PC Edition will be free to all existing Metro Exodus owners on the Epic Games Store, Steam and GoG. You can expect the PC Enhanced Edition. coming out later this spring. “

Are you excited about the improvements in Metro Exodus or all of you all packed with your time in the game? Sound off in the comments section below!

[Source: 4A Games]


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