Studio 4A Games, the developer behind the popular Metro series, has recently released a statement detailing the progress of work on the next installment in the series.
Despite the challenges posed by the ongoing Russian invasion, the team at 4A Games is pushing forward with production, determined to deliver an even better game than originally planned.
The statement also announced the release of a new modding tool, the Metro Exodus SDK, which will allow players to create their own content and customize their gaming experience. This is a welcome addition for fans of the series, as modding has always been a popular way for players to engage with the Metro games.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the statement is the acknowledgement that the real-world conflict in Ukraine has had a significant impact on the development of the next Metro game.
According to the statement, “The war in Ukraine made us rethink what the next Metro should be about. All themes from the game – conflict, power, politics, tyranny, oppression – are now part of our everyday experience. So we take them and weave them into the game with new assumptions.”
Our latest studio update is out now! Find out about our life during wartime, current projects, and the Exodus SDK – our engine is now available for owners of Metro Exodus for free. Details at https://t.co/UN9MU9p5Ou#4AGames #StandWithUkraine #ExodusSDK #MetroExodus pic.twitter.com/lJEoG9YPEO
— 4A Games (@4AGames) January 24, 2023
This suggests that the next Metro game will delve deeper into political and social commentary than ever before, making it a must-play for fans of narrative-driven games.
The statement concludes by reaffirming the team’s commitment to delivering an immersive and entertaining gaming experience, while also conveying a powerful anti-war message.
With the new modding tool and the team’s determination to deliver a thought-provoking and impactful game, the next Metro installment is shaping up to be one of the most highly-anticipated releases in the series.
The studio behind the popular video game series, Metro, has also announced the release of a new modding tool for Metro Exodus owners. The tool, called Metro Exodus SDK, will allow players to take control of the game’s content and create their own unique projects.
The studio has integrated Mod.io support, which makes managing content a breeze. The program is designed for those who are familiar with visual scripting, and it offers a wide range of possibilities for users to explore their creativity.
In addition to providing detailed tutorials, the studio has also included a fully unpacked Metro Exodus level that players can use as a starting point for their own creations.
It’s worth mentioning that the development of the new Metro game was first announced four years ago. The most recent installment in the series, Metro Exodus, was released in 2019 and received mostly positive reviews from critics, as indicated by its Metacritic score of 82. The game was available on various platforms such as PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.