There’s a chance that 4A Games may be announcing its next game in the Metro series relatively soon. According to sources with Insider Gaming, the developer is working on what sounds like a direct sequel to Metro Exodus, and not only that, the game is already fully playable, implying that it’s well past the concept phase and is on its way to becoming a shippable product. 4A confirmed that it was working on a new Metro game in November 2020, and while it declined to share any story details at the time, the game reportedly starts off with a dream sequence, ushering in a new adventure that will feature the gameplay that the franchise is known for.
From an Insider Gaming report:
4A Games have been very transparent in the past that a new Metro game is coming, with Insider Gaming sources suggesting that the game is now fully playable. Such details suggest that the game could be revealed later this year, with a tentative release window of 2024 if Metro Exodus’ reveal and release schedule is anything to go by.
Details on what the game entails are scarce, but it was said that the game starts the player off in a dream sequence, where you’ll then wake up at your base of operations. Gameplay will follow the classic Metro formula of stealth, crafting, looting resources, and more.
From a 4A Games post:
It’s no secret that we have already started work on the next Metro game. Using everything we’ve learned from the last 15 years, we’ve set our sights even higher – the next title is being built for Gen 9 consoles and PC, with a complete overhaul of our engine and renderer to take advantage of the new power, storage, and hardware supported ray tracing afforded by the new consoles.
We’re not ready to share anything more, but we wanted to reassure our fans about a few important topics.
First – we’re committed to delivering a great story driven single player experience; this is what the Metro series is founded on. As a studio, we want to constantly push ourselves to create bigger and better games, but we also listen to what the fans are saying, and we know what’s important to you. We take our responsibility to the franchise seriously, and we think you’ll be excited about our plans for the next chapter.