Revealed this morning by developer 4A Games, Metro Exodus will be getting a free “Enhanced Edition” upgrade on PC when the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions launch later this year. While there isn’t too much that will be different in terms of graphical make-up, the biggest change is that Exodus will have full support for Nvidia’s DLSS 2.0 technology. This should help with smoothing out framerates when playing at 4K resolution.
You’ll be able to grab the update from GOG, Epic, and Steam when it is made available. In a blog post on its website, 4A Games explains, “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.”
While that may sound inconvenient (and likely means save files won’t transfer over), at least you’ll be able to try out the update for free. If you’re a Mac or Linux gamer, then you’ll be happy to know that Exodus is still coming to those platforms. 4A mentioned that the Mac port -which is coming to Steam, Epic, and the Apple Store- will launch in March with the Linux port heading to Steam later this year.
As for what console players can expect, the first is a free upgrade. Anyone that owns the current version of Metro Exodus on PS4 or Xbox One will be eligible for a free download of the next-gen port. As well as that, there will be support for 4K/60 fps and ray-traced reflections. Xbox owners will be able to make use of Microsoft’s Smart Delivery, ensuring a “seamless” transition to the latest version.
PS5 players can also make use of the Dualsense’s unique features, such as haptic feedback. That will likely take the form of the triggers tightening up for specific guns and some nifty effects for reloading. Xbox players will have lower latency options available, likely due to the console supporting VRR on compatible displays.
All in all, it sounds like a pretty nice little upgrade for this fan favorite. It might not be entirely necessary on PC as that version already supports ray-tracing, but it would be nice to have a better running version of the title.
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