Like the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions, which are due out in 2021, users who already own Metro Exodus will receive the Enhanced Edition as a free upgrade.
*In-Game screenshot captured on PC showing our new RTGI, Emissives, and Infinite Ray bounces
“This upgrade is so extensive, it will require a ray tracing capable GPU as the minimum spec, and we will need to deliver this version as a separate product—it is not a simple ‘patch’ to the base game—instead it will be offered as an extra entitlement to all existing Metro Exodus PC players,” 4A Games said in a blog post. “The PC Enhanced Edition will offer additional ray tracing features, including Advanced Ray Traced Reflections and support for DLSS 2.0 on NVIDIA hardware, which offers sharper image details and increased framerates and display resolutions.”
The developer also shared additional information on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions of Metro Exodus.
“The base game and downloadable content expansions will feature both our ground-breaking Ray Traced Global Illumination (RTGI) and the Ray Traced Emissive Lighting techniques pioneered in The Two Colonels expansion across all content,” 4A Games said. “The next gen consoles will benefit from dramatically reduced loading times thanks to our use of their SSD storage optimizations, boast 4K texture packs, and a range of platform specific features including spatial audio and controller latency improvements on Xbox, and support for the haptic features of the PlayStation 5 Dual Sense controller.”
Here are all the upgrades coming to Metro Exodus for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series, and Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition for PC:
4A Games is targeting 1080p resolution for the Xbox Series S version, with frame rate “still to be determined.” But the other benefits mentioned above, including ray tracing, will be in place.