Metro Exodus announced for 2018

4A Games will continue their fun/grim post-apocalyptic adventures with Metro Exodus [official site] in 2018, publishers Deep Silver have announced during E3. It’ll continue from Metro 2033 and Last Light and apparently get out into some lovely sunshine. Here, check out the announcement trailer, which has a good chunk of demo gameplay:

Deep Silver’s blurb say:

“Flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in the greatest Metro adventure yet. Explore the Russian wilderness in vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter.”

Word of a new Metro leaked in 2016 through the website of the novels the games are based on, which listed a new game for 2017. Deep Silver responded that, though they had “ambitious plans” for the Metro series, “releasing the next Metro game in 2017 is not one of them.” Yeah, cos it’s coming in 2018.


  1. RichUncleSkeleton says:

    I hope this is more Stalker 4 than Metro 3. The Metro games were perfectly competent scripted FPS’s in the Half-Life tradition but I miss the unforgiving, weird ecology of the Stalker games.

    • haldolium says:

      I’d wish the same, but the trailer really doesn’t give much of the impression to be anything more as we know from 2033 and Last Light except for setting, a few new weapons to toy around with.

      Seems refreshing though to be able to see the environment without that claustrophobia inducing mask.

    • BobbyDylan says:

      Me too. Been dying for a STALKER remake for a good few years.

    • mavrik says:

      Well, opposed to you I hope METRO sequel actually plays like a METRO sequel and doesn’t get its immersion and pacing ruined by open world BS.

      • RichUncleSkeleton says:

        “Open world” does not automatically mean “Ubisoft-style icon hunt”. Call of Pripyat’s immersion and pacing are at least equal to either Metro’s.

  2. Stevostin says:

    It liked the previous game and this looks really great, but I don’t have it in me to play any corridor shooter any more, no matter how good it is. It’s open world or nothing. I’ll climb stupid tower every hour if I have to but please, please, please, remember it’s 2017 and corridor shooter are not a thing anymore.

    • BobbyDylan says:

      Please don’t confuse your preferences for a universal truth. The odd Corridor shooter, done right, is a pleasure to play.

      • April March says:

        Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is definitively both the odd corridor shooter and a pleasure to play, so I agree with you there.

  3. racccoon says:

    Unbelievably good work on this one too the game is uplifted by a massive notch! its crazy stuff and very imaginative work, the follow through was amazing, I just wanted to stay to kick that beast off the cliff! :). You got to get out for a breath of fresh air!
    Brilliant so far :)

  4. Turkey says:

    Hey. That’s the theme from 28 days later.

  5. haradaya says:

    I felt something I haven’t felt from a trailer in a long time. Hype. I’ve wanted a baby taking the polished traits from Metro, and apply it to the open-worldness of STALKER. And then he pulls out binoculars and a handheld map, and I see Far Cry 2. A bunch of my favorite games in one.
    Can’t wait to be disappointed.

    • fish99 says:

      TBH this doesn’t look any more open world than the other Metro titles.

      • mavrik says:

        And thank god for that – Metro was great because it’s pacing and structure allowed it to be very immersive and (mostly) well paced. Open world just ruins that. Stalker wasn’t half as interesting or fun to play due to its watered down openworld setting.

        • choppywee says:

          Im sorry but you are an idiot. STALKER is by far a superior game. Graphically? No but in every other way yes.

    • DelrueOfDetroit says:

      The other games had that handheld stuff. Doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a sign of an open world.

    • AyeBraine says:

      Felt the same, fell for the slick trailer, but for me as a Russian that moment when he got out the map was even more goosebumpy. It’s a painfully familiar, middle-Russia map with villages and reservoirs sprinkled around, and great river Volga just to the south. Russian country has a certain boundless and timeless atmosphere that was never committed to a videogame. And that includes STALKER, strangely enough – the latter had relatively small maps focusing on industrial suburbs of a small pre-planned city, entirely different stuff – all concrete, roads and feeble greenery. This is Russia as you see it lying awake in a train car, sometime during the 5-day ride from Moscow to Baikal.

  6. Al Bobo says:

    I will buy this game, like I’ve bought other metros, too. Great games, great books. I just hope that THIS time I can actually check ammo clips properly by looking and counting in hardcore mode.

    • DelrueOfDetroit says:

      Ehhhhh, I’d say ok books with some cool ideas but terrible terrible prose.

  7. Kefren says:

    This reminded me a bit of the original Bioshock trailer, where he fights a Big Daddy and you think the battles will all be these tense, close fights requiring quick thinking, making use of terrain and so on.
    Unfortunately that Bioshock trailer turned out to be massively misleading, and you generally just ran in circles pumping bullets into a Big Daddy.
    I hope this keeps some of the trailer’s feel.

  8. Blake Casimir says:

    A lot of people concerned about the “open world” aspect are clearly wasting too much of their gaming time on superficial open world games such as GTA or xxxx Ubisoft game.

    I feel that it’s much more likely that, since 4A comprise many former Stalker devs, should Metro Exodus be less linear it’s more likely to play in a similar fashion to Stalker. A tight, hand-crafted “small open world” that might not match the sheer breadth of your Skyrims or your GTAs but will make up for it with depth.

    But either way, after thoroughly enjoying the first to Metro games, I’m ready for whatever Exodus throws at us. Because it’s likely to be weird, oppressive, intensely artistic and compelling.

  9. poliovaccine says:

    Awesome! Big fan of the Metro games. Enough so that I dont even have it in me to speculate on what I’d like it to be – I just trust these guys implicitly to do something I’ll like.

  10. 4004 says:

    Oh yeeeah, finally something to scratch that Stalker itch, Lost Alpha not withstanding

  11. AutonomyLost says:

    YES. Fantastic news!

  12. April March says:

    If half the things shown in the trailer are possible in the final game, this will be Half-Life 3.