4A Games have today announced the release date for Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition, which requires a ray-tracing capable graphics card to even work. Perhaps, a new "Can it run Crysis" meme in the making?
4A Games describe Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition as a radical update that uses the full power of ray tracing-capable GPUs to deliver a proper visual upgrade. The update is set to launch on May 6, 2021, and will be free to all owners of the original release on Steam, the Epic Games Store, Good Old Games and the Microsoft Store.
Today, 4A Games released a blog post with frequently asked questions, where they confirmed that you won't be able to run the game without a ray-tracing capable graphics card. Yes, you read that right, Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition won't even start if you don't have a GPU from Nvidia RTX or AMD 6000 series.
The update offers additional ray tracing features including advanced ray-traced reflections and support for the much-requested DLSS 2.0 on NVIDIA hardware. Additionally, 4A Games improved the existing ray-traced global illumination tech to make every light source fully ray-traced and implemented ray-traced emissive lighting tech from The Two Colonels DLC throughout the game.
The PC system requirements for the new version of the game are pretty detailed so we suggest you check them out here , if you plan to try the game.
Lastly, this update will also be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The team is currently working on a version for next-gen consoles and will share more details closer to launch, which should be in 2021.