Metro Awakening, the latest addition to the post-apocalyptic single-player shooter franchise based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels, is making its way to virtual reality. The game was announced during the first State of Play in 2024 and is set to be released exclusively on PlayStation VR2 later that year.
The story of Metro Awakening takes place before the events of Metro 2033 and follows the journey of Serdar, a doctor searching for his wife in the subway tunnels. Unlike previous games in the franchise, Awakening is being developed by Vertigo Games.
This new installment comes from 4A Games, the developer behind the successful Metro series, which includes four games, with the most recent being Metro Exodus released in 2019. The announcement of Metro Awakening was somewhat expected, as the author of the saga, Dmitry Glukhovsky, had hinted at another game being in development in a 2019 Instagram post.
In 2020, 4A Games confirmed through their official blog that a new game set in the Metro universe was indeed in the works. While the studio initially mentioned a focus on creating a multiplayer game, they also left the door open for the possibility of a game that offered both single-player and multiplayer experiences.
As for PlayStation VR2, Sony’s virtual reality peripheral has been relatively quiet since its launch in 2023. The arrival of Metro Awakening could potentially breathe new life into the device. In the meantime, fans can look forward to more announcements from the State of Play event.
With the anticipation building for the release of Metro Awakening, players can expect an immersive and thrilling experience as they navigate the post-apocalyptic world in virtual reality. The game’s unique storyline and the involvement of Vertigo Games promise to deliver a fresh take on the beloved franchise.
As the release date draws nearer, fans can stay tuned for more updates and insights into the development of Metro Awakening. The game is poised to offer an exciting new chapter in the Metro series, bringing the captivating world of Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels to life in a whole new way.
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