First announced at [E3in 2017] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbbqlvuovQ0), Metro Exodus is the third entry into the post-apocalyptic first-person shooter set in Russia. It made a second appearance at E3 2018 at Sony’s E3 press event and showed off more gameplay as well as a bit of the game’s storyline.

Developed by 4A Games, Metro Exodus will put players back in the role of Artyom, the protagonist of the previous two games. Enjoyed by critics and fans, this new game will take the series to a new, massive level by creating an open world that fans of the game never experienced before.

Metro: Exodus Storyline

The young Russian Ranger, Artyom, returns in Metro Exodus. He’s two years removed from the events of Metro: Last Light, which makes it the year 2036, and he’s trying to escape the nuclear wasteland of Moscow. To make his way out of the country, he’ll ride on a train called the Aurora. The game will take place over the course of one year in which Artyom will have to deal with the monsters lurking out in the world as well as the humans that act like monsters. Different parts of the storyline will take place in different environments with the end goal being Mount Yamantau in the Urals.

Gameplay for Metro: Exodus

Unlike the earlier games, Metro Exodus will have a big world to explore. The game will be twice the size of the previous games, but more importantly, it will be a huge sandbox for players. But it’s not an empty world. The Metro series is known for its monsters, and Metro Exodus will have plenty, although now they’re going to be smarter and bigger. Enemies will communicate with each other to inform one another about a player’s position. They will also react to changes in the environment such as seeing a laser sight or understanding when a player is hiding behind something. The new day/night cycle will also change their behavior.

At the player’s disposal is a new customized weapon system. Each weapon has five spots for modifications to improve on the basics such as accuracy, damage dealt, and ammo. Players will also be able to craft ammo while out in the world.

'Metro Exodus' neck break
'Metro Exodus' neck break

Release Date for Metro: Exodus

Unlike many games shown during the various E3 press conferences, Metro Exodus has a release date. Players will go back to Russia on Februaey 22, 2019, when the game launches on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Metro Exodus wasn’t much of a surprise as it had already been announced, but what was a huge surprise at the Sony E3 event was the first gameplay footage of the remake of Resident Evil 2.