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Re: Metro: Exodus
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, February 17, 2019, 08:06:52 AM »
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Re: Metro: Exodus
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Re: Metro: Exodus
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 08:16:20 PM »
Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition announced for PC, PS5, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X:
https://www.ign.com/articles/metro-exodus-next-gen-enhanced-edition-announced-for-ps5-xbox-series-xs-and-pc

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- This is a free update for Metro Exodus owners.
- PS5 and XSX console versions of Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition will run at 4K/60 FPS...
- ...While the Xbox Series S will target 1080p/60 FPS.
- All versions will use ray traced lighting and global illumination, across both the base game and DLC expansions.
- Textures will be rendered at 4K, and loading times will be reduced.
- There will be a few platform specific features, too...
- ...Such as a spatial audio system for Xbox and haptic support for the PS5’s DualSense controller.
- The PC version, meanwhile, will require a ray tracing compatible GPU as standard.
- As well as all the enhancements seen in the console versions, the PC upgrade also has advanced ray traced reflections...
- ...And support for Nvidia’s DLSS 2.0 technology.
- Since these changes mean it is fundamentally different from the original version, it will be added to your Steam/EGS/GoG library as a new, separate game.
- PC version is coming Spring 2021.
- Console versions of Metro Exodus EE have no date for release yet.

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Re: Metro: Exodus - Update: Enhanced Edition annnounced (Reply 3)
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 03:18:03 PM »
FAQ's and Q&A on the new Metro Exodus: PC Enhanced Edition coming soon (May 6th):
https://www.metrothegame.com/news/the-metro-exodus-pc-enhanced-edition-arrives-may-6th

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We are pleased to announce that the Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition – a radical update that harnesses the power of Ray Tracing-capable GPUs to deliver an incredible visual upgrade – will launch on May 6 2021. The PC Enhanced Edition is FREE to all owners of the original release on Steam, the Epic Games Store, Good Old Games and the Microsoft Store.

It offers additional Ray Tracing features including Advanced Ray Traced Reflections and support for the much requested DLSS 2.0 on NVIDIA hardware, which offers sharper image details and increased framerates and display resolutions. Further collaborating with NVIDIA, this update improves our existing Ray Traced Global Illumination tech innovated with the original release of Metro Exodus to make every light source fully Ray Traced, and implements our Ray Traced Emissive Lighting tech from The Two Colonels throughout the game.

This upgrade is so extensive, it will require a Ray Tracing capable GPU as the minimum spec, and will be delivered as a separate product – it is not a simple ‘patch’ to the base game – instead it will be offered as an extra entitlement to all existing Metro Exodus PC players.

This edition of Metro Exodus can only run on Ray Tracing capable hardware; check out our Recommended PC Specifications chart to see what kind of performance you can expect.

        Can I run it with Ray Tracing off?
        No, this version is designed for Ray Tracing to be on.

        What stores is this available on?
        Epic Games, Steam, Windows Store and GOG.

        Will this be available on Linux/Mac
        No, this version needs Windows to run. Players on Mac can play the PC version with Ray Tracing via GeForce NOW. Learn more at https://www.geforcenow.com/

        Is this update available on Google Stadia or Amazon’s Luna?
        No, the PC Enhanced Edition is not available through these streaming services.

        Will you be adding in AMD Super resolution later?
        We will not be adding specific support for this, as it is not compatible with our rendering techniques. However we have our own Temporal based reconstruction tech implemented that natively provides the same or better image quality benefits for all hardware.

        Are you going to add Ray Tracing to Metro Redux?
        No, we don’t have any plans at this time.

        Will my saves carry over?
            Epic – Both versions share the same save game directory. Chapter saves will transfer over, but progress inside of a level remains with the version it was created on.
            Steam – Both versions share the same save game directory. Chapter saves will transfer over, but progress inside of a level remains with the version it was created on.
            GOG – Both versions share the same save game directory. Chapter saves will transfer over, but progress inside of a level remains with the version it was created on.
            Microsoft Store – We are unable to officially support save transfers on the Microsoft Store platform as save files are encrypted in their cloud solution per-product.
            NOTE: We realize that some players can’t/don’t want to carry over their previous progress, but also might want to access later levels directly. We added a Chapter Unlock feature to ALL PC Enhanced versions, as well as Gen9 console versions, for players who do not want to play through again, but want to see a particular level with the new features. This provides a default set of equipment and resources at the start of the selected chapter. Achievements are turned off for the save slot when the unlock button is pressed. However we highly recommend you play through again, to get the best experience, and maybe a different ending.

        How big is the install?
            Base Game: ~72.2 GB
            The Two Colonels: ~1 GB
            Sam’s Story: ~6.4GB
            Total: ~80 GB

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Re: Metro: Exodus - Update: Enhanced Edition annnounced (Reply 3)
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 03:19:29 PM »
Gematsu - on the Metro Exodus: Enhanced Edition coming May 6th:
https://www.gematsu.com/2021/04/metro-exodus-pc-enhanced-edition-launches-may-6

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    Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition will launch for PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store, and GOG on May 6, publisher Deep Silver and developer 4A Games announced.

    Users who already own Metro Exodus will receive the Enhanced Edition as a free upgrade.

    As previously announced, here are all the upgrades coming to Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition for PC:

        Full ray traced lighting throughout—every light source is now ray traced.
        Next-gen ray tracing and denoising.
        Next-gen temporal reconstruction technology.
        Per-pixel ray traced global illumination.
        Ray traced emissive surfaces with area shadows.
        Infinite number of ray traced light bounces.
        Atmosphere and transparent surfaces receive ray traced bounded lighting.
        Full ray traced lighting model support with color bleeding and for every light source.
        Advanced ray-traced reflections. (PC Enhanced Edition-only.)
        DirectX 12 Ultimate support (including DXR 1.1 and variable rate shading)
        GPU FP16 support and thousands of optimized shaders.
        Support for DLSS 2.0. (PC Enhanced Edition-only.)
        Addition of field of view slider to main game options.
        4K textures added to packages.
        Further bug fixing / polish pass.

Digital Foundry takes a look & preview at the Metro Exodus: PC Enhanced Edition:

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Re: Metro: Exodus - Update: Enhanced Edition annnounced (Reply 3)
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, April 29, 2021, 03:06:31 PM »
Metro: Exodus - PC Enhanced Edition's System Requirements revealed:
TechSpot - https://www.techspot.com/news/89488-metro-exodus-owners-can-get-enhanced-edition-free.html


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Re: Metro: Exodus - Update: Enhanced Edition annnounced (Reply 3)
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 02:13:47 PM »
Hot-fix released today, which fixes the ghosting that could occur when turning on both HDR and DLSS together:
https://wccftech.com/metro-exodus-pc-enhanced-edition-hotfix-dlss/

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Re: Metro: Exodus - Update: Enhanced Edition annnounced (Reply 3)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 02:16:50 PM »
Metro: Exodus - Enhanced Edition

WRITTEN ON ... 05-07-2021:

Luckily, on 1st boot last night - never had issues; booted-up fine. In some ways, I guess it pays to keep all my graphics card drives and W10 version up-to-date.

My desktop PC - I'm on a 10700KF; 16 GB RAM; 8GB VRAM on RTX 3070.

This thing runs like a top. I was shocked, running at around 120-160fps; better than the OG version.

Maxed-out at 1080p, but that's with VRS x4. 'Til this morning, didn't even dig into what VRS actually is (Variable Rate Shader).

From what I'm gathering about VRS, thanks to Eurogamer, I guess, for better image quality - since this VRS features degrades it - this VRS feature should be turned OFF or at 2x's (default setting), if you care about image quality.

Seems like VRS and DLSS are really useful for performance; and probably going to be really important for lower-end RT cards here or those who just want high-as-heck framerates on better RT'd cards.

I'll have to try more and benchmark some more later, once I'm home and all.