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Almost two years after it was originally released for the PS4 and Xbox One, As 4A Games and Deep Silver have announced that they are bringing Metro Exodus to the PS5 and Xbox Series X as part of the 10th Anniversary of the Metro franchise.

Announcing the news in the official Metro game website, the developers have stated that they are adding new enhancements such as increased resolution and Ray Tracing to the next gen versions.

“We’re currently hard at work on bringing Metro Exodus to Xbox Series X| S and PlayStation 5 next year. While we can’t share all the details just yet, you should expect major enhancements including faster frame rate, increased resolution, reduced loading times, and stunning Ray Tracing features made possible by the new hardware. The new consoles are amazing, and will allow us to deliver visual enhancements and performance only possible on state of the art PC hardware and RTX enabled cards – until now.

We’re happy to confirm that these enhanced versions will also be made available as a free upgrade to all existing owners. That means if you already own Metro Exodus on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, whether digitally or on disc, you will be able to upgrade to this enhanced version on the next generation on consoles for free.

And if you’ve yet to pick up the game on Gen 8, you can do so safe in the knowledge you will get the enhanced version for free should you upgrade your console in the future.”

Additionally, the Metro team have also announced that a new installment in the series is currently in the works. While no details have been revealed about that new game, they did say in the update that they are overhauling the engine and rendered to “take advantage of the new power, storage, and hardware supported ray tracing afforded by the new consoles”.

4A Games and Deep Silver have also revised the entire Metro timeline to include every moment in the franchise thus far. You can view the trailer below.

Be sure to check out more updates and our features about the Metro franchise here on SP1st.

Metro Exodus for PS5 and Xbox One will be released sometime in 2021.