4A Games has announced that a PC Enhanced Edition of Metro Exodus is in the making. Set to release this year, the new Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition is built for high-end PC hardware and supports Ray Tracing for both Nvidia and AMD GPUs, with DLSS 2.0 for more reliable PC performance.
Metro Exodus released 2 years ago which aligned with the release of the Nvidia RTX cards that introduced the Ray Tracing technology for the first time. For that reason, Metro Exodus was one of the first games to have had Ray Tracing included. Even though the Ray Tracing was only available on high-end PCs due to the availability of the technology on certain GPUs, that is about to change.
The rendering technique is far more accessible now than it was before thanks to the bigger offer of supportive hardware. With the two new next-gen consoles out, 4A Games has decided to “radically overhaul the proprietary 4A Engine and realize the ambitions for a fully Ray Traced experience”.
Regarding the PC enhancement, 4A Games has stated the following:
For PC players, we’re taking advantage of our new Fully Ray Traced Lighting Pipeline and the latest GPU-capable hardware from NVIDIA and AMD to offer the ultimate Ray Traced experience – the Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition.
This upgrade is so extensive, it will require a Ray Tracing capable GPU as the minimum spec, and we will need to deliver this version as a separate product – it is not a simple ‘patch’ to the base game – instead it will be offered as an extra entitlement to all existing Metro Exodus PC players.
The PC Enhanced Edition will offer additional Ray Tracing features, including Advanced Ray Traced Reflections and support for DLSS 2.0 on NVIDIA hardware, which offers sharper image details and increased framerates and display resolutions.
Applying the same philosophy as our Xbox and PlayStation upgrades, this PC Enhanced Edition will be FREE to all existing Metro Exodus owners on the Epic Games Store, Steam and GoG. You can expect the PC Enhanced Edition to release later this Spring.