Next Metro Title is a Single-Player VR Game, It’s Claimed

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Metro has stood relatively silent as a series since the release of Exodus in 2019. This legendary post-apocalpytic franchise has given the likes of Fallout a run for its money since debuting way back in 2010, but in recent years, fans have been wondering what could be next for the franchise. Months ago, we exclusively revealed that the next big Metro game was in a playable state and offered up some details about the story and how it all begins.

However, recent claims have suggested that this next game will be a single-player VR project called Metro Awakening – and it’s due to be revealed in the coming days.

Well, That Will Be Terrifying

It could be the reveal that fans certainly haven’t been waiting for. There were claims circulating a while ago that the next Metro game would be an open-world multiplayer title, but the latest rumours are suggesting it’s going to be revealed as an intense, horrifying VR game.

In our exclusive report, we detailed some of the early-game scenes:

It was said that the game starts the player off in a dream sequence, where you’ll then wake up at your base of operations.

On Twitter, user Kurakasis claimed that the title for the next game is Metro Awakening, a name that would gel almost perfectly with the impression we were given about the story.

Given the choice between a VR game – which many are suspecting could be PSVR 2 exclusive – and an open-world, post-apocalyptic title, we know which option the series’ fans would lean towards. It’s a hard thing to wait for almost five years for news about a new game, only to learn that what’s coming addresses a niche market that’s still evolving.

Could there be two Metro titles in development in parallel? That’s not a far-fetched claim.

We’ve reached out to 4A Games for more information.

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  1. But Metro and fallout aren’t really the same genre and if you shove Metro into competition you have to shove any game that has a lost apocalyptic setting.

    That aside I’m definitely game for another quality AAA VR release and even better if it’s from an excellent studio like this.

    1. This would be insanely idiotic. VR adoption is miniscule and that’s being generous. I suppose with so few AAA games on vr it might be able to do pretty well, but it will absolutely alienate an enormous number of fans, me included. You shouldn’t bank on people adopting a new platform for just one game either, while I might be enticed to buy a new console for a game, I will NEVER buy VR for any game because I just don’t have any interest in VR and I never will. Swapping controllers is one thing, VR is a completely different thing and I just don’t like it, no game on earth can change that.

  2. This is awesome news. A VR game in the Metro universe would be amazing. Especially if it’s a PSVR2 exclusive and taking advantage of the PS5’s power and the foveated rendering instead of being held back by being developed for Q3.

  3. Okay people say vr doesn’t have enough big titles yet when a company decides to do one you knock it for not being a flat game, how the hell is vr supposed to grow if you guys complain either way

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