Back in 2019, Embracer Group revealed that developer 4A Games was working on an unannounced project, which was confirmed a year later to be a sequel to Metro Exodus. A new report now claims that the sequel is already in a fully playable state and might be revealed sometime in 2023, with a release planned for 2024.
Insider Gaming reports that the Metro Exodus sequel is now in a fully playable state, suggesting that it may be unveiled this year. If the game began development as far back as 2019, then enough time has possibly passed for the studio to show off what it has been working on.
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Metro Exodus officially launched in early 2019 which means that development for its sequel almost immediately began in the same year. It’s hard to argue with the numbers, though, as the game managed to sell over 6 million copies since its release, making it the most successful title in the franchise’s history. The base game received two story-driven DLC in the form of Two Colonels and Sam’s Story. The latter kind of served as a semi-sequel to Exodus, though we don’t know if the sequel will focus on continuing that story.
4A Games also announced back in 2020 that it was developing a Metro multiplayer project with Saber Interactive, though we’ve heard almost nothing about this project since then. It’s possible that it could still be in development or was scrapped internally at some point, but we’ll surely know more information in the coming months.
Metro Exodus launched in February 2019 to mostly positive reviews, with fans and critics praising its visuals, exploration and story but criticised its first-person combat. The first game, Metro 2033, launched in 2010 based on the novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky. A sequel, Metro: Last Light, was released in 2013.
Source: Insider Gaming