4A Games, the devel­op­ers behind Metro: Exo­dus, announced a free Enhanced Edi­tion for all PC play­ers, along­side details for upcom­ing Xbox Series X/S and PS5 upgrades.

Metro: Exo­dus Enhanced Edi­tion is slat­ed to release lat­er this year, with dras­tic engine over­hauls 4A Games made while opti­miz­ing the game for mod­ern hard­ware. The more dra­mat­ic change is the ray trac­ing capa­bil­i­ty, with 4A stat­ing they’ve learned a lot more about the real-time ren­der­ing technology.

We have built an all-new Ful­ly Ray Traced Light­ing Pipeline that brings a num­ber of opti­miza­tions, upgrades, and new fea­tures to the Ray Traced Glob­al Illu­mi­na­tion and Emis­sive Light­ing that we pio­neered with the orig­i­nal release of Metro Exo­dus, as well as an upgrad­ed imple­men­ta­tion of our pow­er­ful Tem­po­ral Recon­struc­tion tech­nol­o­gy to fur­ther boost res­o­lu­tion, visu­al detail, and performance.”

Free Metro: Exodus Enhancements For PC and Consoles Are Extensive

On PC, the change is so dra­mat­ic, 4A Games is say­ing the Enhanced Edi­tion will be its own prod­uct. This new ver­sion will require a ray trac­ing-capa­ble GPU as a min­i­mum, as well as advanced ray-traced light­ing for more pow­er­ful PCs. Addi­tion­al­ly, DLSS 2.0 will be added for Nvidia GPUs. 

4A Games says Metro: Exo­dus Enhanced Edi­tion will launch this spring and will be free to those who own the orig­i­nal game on Steam, Epic Game Store and GOG.

For PS5 and Xbox Series X, 4A Games says that Metro: Exo­dus will include ray trac­ing enhance­ments while run­ning at 4K/60 FPS. This is a rather bold claim, but one which is hope­ful­ly kept. The new con­sole ver­sions will also include sup­port for the PS5 DualSense con­troller and spa­tial audio. 

You can check out the full list of new fea­tures for Metro: Exo­dus below:

Free Metro: Exodus Enhancements For PC and Consoles Are Extensive