Metro, the post-apocalyptic first-person shooter based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels, is set to arrive in virtual reality. In Awakening, players control Serdar, a doctor searching for his wife in the metro tunnels. Unlike other games in the Metro franchise, Awakening is developed by Vertigo Games.
This is the latest entry announced in the FPS franchise initiated by 4A Games, which has given rise to four games, including the most recent one, Metro Exodus, released in 2019. The announcement is not entirely surprising, as the series author, Dmitry Glukhovsky, revealed in a late 2019 Instagram post that 4A Games was developing another game in the series. At the same time, there have been hints that it would be a direct sequel to Exodus; the post simply teased that the game series would continue and that Glukhovsky was involved in the project.
While the developer first announced plans to tackle a multiplayer-focused Metro game, they also tempered expectations by indicating that there was no 100% guarantee that the next Metro game would be solely multiplayer, not to mention a Metro game that would offer solo and multiplayer experiences “in the same package”. As for PSVR 2, Sony’s device has been quiet since its launch last year. We’ll see if Metro Awakening is able to give a boost to the device.
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