4A Games, the developers behind the acclaimed Metro series of games, promises that its upcoming open-world Metro Exodus title will be a work of art on Microsoft's new high-end $499 Xbox One X console.
While PC gaming utterly dominates consoles in terms of quality and performance, it's still quite impressive to see Microsoft reinvent the console segment with its new 4K-ready Xbox One X system; in fact, the console has actually carved out a new console tier I'd like to call the "enthusiast console" or "high-end console" platform. Metro games are known for practically melting the most demanding GPUs on the market with demanding in-game performance, but 4A Games hints the Xbox One X will hold its own and provide "amazing" visuals in the new Metro Exodus game.
"The power of the Xbox One X will allow to ensure the game looks amazing," 4A Games Executive Producer Jonathan Bloch told OXM in a recent interview. Mr. Bloch confirms that Metro Exodus' stunning E3 2017 announcement trailer was indeed in-engine footage captured on an Xbox One X system. "The trailer was recorded in-engine from a gameplay sequence players will find later on in the game. We removed things like HUD/Quick Time Events prompts, and we choreographed the playthrough and music to fit the needs of the trailer, but the game looks like what you see."