Developer 4A games and publisher Deep Silver have released the first instalment of a three-part documentary series entitled The Making of Metro Exodus.
Part one begins with a look at 4A Games’ roots, describing the developer’s formation, initial struggles to make Metro 2033 and growth into a studio which could do justice to Dmitry Glukhovsky’s series of Metro novels.
Then it begins to offer some insight into Metro Exodus, the most ambitious Metro game yet, detailing how, for the first time, it sees protagonist Artyom leave the linear world of post-apocalyptic Moscow and embark on an odyssey on a steam train called the Aurora which spans the whole of Russia.
Various 4A Games team members detail the work required to craft the first open-world instalment of the Metro franchise. Deep Silver describes Metro Exodus thus: “As Artyom, you must flee the Metro and lead a band of Spartan Rangers on an incredible, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in search of a new life in the East. Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter.”
The story trailer above gives a