When Metro Exodus first released earlier this year, it was met with an incredibly positive reception despite all of the imposed controversies over some players being upset over the Epic Games exclusivity. Even still, the title performed well and many hailed it for its perfect continuation of the Metro franchise. For those just itching for another reason to dive back into this world, the game's expansion is set for this Summer, with another one on the way for next year.
Both expansions will be heavily story-focused, which is something that Exodus has already delivered wonderfully. According to the studio in a recent blog post, "Coming in Summer 2019, the first story that players will follow, The Two Colonels, is that of Colonel Khlebnikov, just below the surface, under the dead city of Novosibirsk, as he makes his way home to his son, Kirill, for New Year's Eve."
"But all is not well with the people here: the slime is further consuming the tunnels, mutant attacks appear to be on the rise and the precious 'green stuff' that protects the people from radiation poisoning is running low. In order to secure the survival of any of the people, those in charge may need to take drastic measures...
"Following the journey and experiences of Khlebnikov during the last days of life in Novosibirsk, which Colonel Miller retraces a year later, players can expect the classic story-driven gameplay of the Metro series in this new linear chapter, complete with a brand new weapon, the deadly flame-thrower, claustrophobic environments, and the all-too-familiar hair-raising tension."
The second expansion will be dropping next year in early 2020 and will be called Sam's Story. This will be a new sandbox survival level that follows "Sam, a US marine at the Moscow embassy before the bombs were dropped, has long dreamed of returning to his homeland, and maybe finding his family alive. The prospect seemed impossible in the darkened tunnels of the Metro, but when the Spartans discovered that Moscow was not the only city left alive after the war, holding out hope didn't feel so foolish anymore."
Players will take Sam's path and help him survive the horrendous landscape of Vladivostok in a brand new adventure across a post-apocalyptic Russia.
Haven't checked out Metro Exodus yet? It's available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.