4A Games has officially confirmed that the Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition will be released on May 6th. So, while the game was already something of a joy to behold, the good news is that it’s set to get even better with a ray-tracing-ridden dose of graphical gloss. However, the even better news undoubtedly represents the fact that if you already own the base game on Steam, GOG, or the Epic Games Store, the updated version will be made available for free.
Before you go rushing off to check your library, however, we should note that this updated version does come with a pretty hefty caveat. Namely, that if your graphics card does not support ray tracing, then, unfortunately, you’re not going to be able to try this out! – Worse though, even if it does, the system requirements are still amazingly high!
So, what exactly are you getting with this PC Enhanced Edition? Well, the official description (and highly important FAQ) reads as follows:
“We are pleased to announce that the Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition – a radical update that harnesses the power of Ray Tracing-capable GPUs to deliver an incredible visual upgrade – will launch on May 6 2021. The PC Enhanced Edition is FREE to all owners of the original release on Steam, the Epic Games Store, Good Old Games and the Microsoft Store.
It offers additional Ray Tracing features including Advanced Ray Traced Reflections and support for the much requested DLSS 2.0 on NVIDIA hardware, which offers sharper image details and increased framerates and display resolutions. Further collaborating with NVIDIA, this update improves our existing Ray Traced Global Illumination tech innovated with the original release of Metro Exodus to make every light source fully Ray Traced, and implements our Ray Traced Emissive Lighting tech from The Two Colonels throughout the game.
This upgrade is so extensive, it will require a Ray Tracing capable GPU as the minimum spec, and will be delivered 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.
This edition of Metro Exodus can only run on Ray Tracing capable hardware; check out our Recommended PC Specifications chart to see what kind of performance you can expect.”
I took one look at those PC requirements and let out an audible ‘oof!’. I quite honestly can’t recall ever seeing a game that required (or at least recommended) such a potent PC to even get a relatively comfortable experience out of it. As such, while undoubtedly exciting, the bad news is that probably most of you reading this will not be able to experience this in all of its intended glory. For those of you who can, however, some serious eye candy is clearly awaiting you here!
You can check out the games official website via the link here!
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