Los Angeles will host The Game Awards on December 7. We are already looking forward to new reveals, such as footage of the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds desert map. 4A Games just announced that they are joining the video party with a trailer for their upcoming game Metro Exodus.
According to Geoff Keighley, the presenter of TGA, the visitors will get to see “a brand new look” created by the 4A development team. The information was shared on Twitter along with the short announcement video. Unfortunately, that is all that the presenter revealed about the footage.
Jon Bloch, the studio’s executive producer, was more open about the game. He promised that Metro Exodus will be less linear than its predecessors.
“The footage we will show will be from one of the later levels in the game. We will combine that with the classic linear gameplay the users remember from previous installments,” said Bloch.
He also pinpointed that it is all about striking the right balance.
“Our goal is to deliver the experience that our fans love, while at the same time giving a breath of fresh air to the franchise. I would describe Metro Exodus more like a sandbox survival than a totally open-world release. There is an overarching plot, and everything comes together in the end.”
Bloch also hinted that 4A Games might bring to the game something that they have already tried with The Stalker franchise in the past. While we have no idea what that might be, we are glad the producer stated that the core gaming experience will be like in previous games of the series.
The History of Metro
The first installment was published seven years ago under the name Metro 2033. It was an adaptation of the bestseller novel written by Dmitry Glukhovsky. The second release in this first-person shooter franchise followed in 2013. Both of those games had excellent success primarily because of the compelling plot. If we keep in mind that Glukhovsky’s Metro series won numerous award, that information doesn’t come as strange.
The gameplay combines a mixture of stealth and exploration along with high-paced combat. That is the path we expect Metro Exodus will tend to keep. At this point, we only know that the game will be released in 2018. Aside from PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will also have the chance to play it.