Metro is one of the most revered video game franchises in the industry and developer 4A Games intends to continue Artyom’s story with the upcoming Metro Exodus. While the game has been delayed to 2019 the devs have been revealing new details about the game.
With Metro Exodus, developer 4A Games is leaving behind the claustrophobic Metros and is aiming for a more open-ended world that features “micro-experiences” along with main missions that are classicly Metro.
One such feature in Metro Exodus is bandit outposts that will be scattered throughout the game. According to the 4A Games, while speaking with Edge magazine, the game will feature bandit outposts in the Wilderness that are more like “Far Cry outpost”.
However, the developer added that while bandit outposts in Metro Exodus might be similar to Far Cry outposts but what sets it apart are the underlying systems for which Metro franchise is known for.
Approaching a bandit outpost in the wilderness feels a little like taking on a Far Cry outpost, but with the added benefit of all of Metro’s underlying systems and detailed presentation. Strong core gunplay is flanked by supporting mechanics – sophisticated stealth, weather and time of day systems, crafting, gear, environmental hazards and so on – that evoke dozens of interesting micro-scale decisions.
The studio further added that these have always been the qualities for Metro Games but, now these are intertwined with new systems, like whether or not engage with the bandits or protect the villagers and more, which are specific to Metro Exodus and future Metro titles.
While these have always been qualities of the Metro games, the way they now relate to broader strategic considerations – whether to engage the bandits and save the villagers, or slip past to conserve ammunition – is specific to Exodus, and a promising sign for the future of the series.
However, this might give an impression of Metro Exodus being an open-world title but the devs as assured that it’s a pure Metro experience.
Metro Exodus is a first-person action survival game in development at 4A Games for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Currently, the game is scheduled to launch in 2019.