The news about the release window was let loose alongside a new in-engine trailer for the game, showcasing flyby sequences of the levels and a few of the game’s cinematics.
Metro Exodus has been overshadowed lately by a lot of other games out there, so it’s no surprise that the hype isn’t quite as high for it as say… Death Stranding.
That’s not to mention that so far there hasn’t really been much that pops out with the new game other than more Metro. If you’ve been craving that sort of experience, then it’s all fine and dandy, but if you’ve been hoping for something a bit more revolutionary… well, you may have to look elsehwere.
Nevertheless, you can check out the “Aurora” trailer below, which sets up the premise for the story of Artyom journeying across eastern Russia in hopes of finding life. He’ll be joined by a group of Spartan Rangers as they attempt to find any semblance of life outside the underground metro.
Andriy Prokhorov, the creative director and co-founder of 4A Games, mentioend in the press release that it was the hype generated at E3 that led them to put together the new trailer for The Game Awards, saying…
“We were overwhelmed by our fans’ reaction to the announcement of Metro Exodus at E3”
“We’re sorry to have kept you waiting so long for further news, but you’ll be hearing a lot more from us in the months ahead.”
I don’t want to be a Debbie-downer about the trailer, though. There are some neat visual highlights depicted in the short two minute clip.
The physically based rendering light mechanics look good. The movement of the shadows and hard light when Artyom moves the flare around gives you a nice look at how well the engine renders real-time light casting.
The scenery and entities also appear to have some quality details applied to them, making them look like hyper-realist paintings.
If you wanted more games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and the original Metro titles, then you’ll likely be excited to play a story-driven game set in the harsh, post-apocalyptic winter of Russia. You can learn more about the game by visiting the official website.
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