Following the remaster of the first two Metro games, the 2019 third game in the franchise, Metro Exodus, is now receiving a free update for any owners of the newer consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X & S) and for PC. This is a common update that the major consoles are doing for any games that were released prior to the release of the new generation consoles. However, for Exodus, it will be the first major video game fully lit by ray-traced global illumination and emissive lighting (as opposed to "baked" lighting that was used in the game's initial release), hence why it's only available for newer systems and PC that can handle the software updates. From there it breaks down between the consoles and the PC.
The consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X), as a result of this update, will allow the game to run at 60fps with 4k texturing (and the Xbox Series S will run with 1080fps, but maintain the 60fps). In addition, the next-gen consoles will have reduced loading times, but the DualSense controller on the PS5 will get enhancements and that system will get 3D spatial sound. The advantage of the PC version is that will include advanced ray-traced reflections and NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 support (along with 4K texture packs and a field of view slider to all versions).
Today, an official trailer for Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition (as it's being called) has been released to put the new 4K on display. Check it out below:
The enhanced edition for PC is already available for free to existing Exodus owners The PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrades will arrive on June 18th. However, for those who don’t have the game, Metro Exodus: Definitive Edition (which comes with all the enhancements already) is available and includes both versions of the game along with the DLC. Stay tuned!