Publisher Deep Silver has revealed initial details of a two-part expansion for Metro Exodus. The game has been out now for three months, and players can expect content featuring new characters in the ruined landscapes beyond Moscow.
While skeptics initially railed against the decision to make the game exclusive to the Epic Games store, the sales figures seem to indicate that there was little effect on players in their willingness to use a different platform. At least, this seems to be the case by comparing past performance of other games. Epic states that Metro Exodus has sold more than two and a half times as many copies on their platform than Last Light, its predecessor did on Steam. Perhaps the old phrase supposedly touted by P.T. Barnum was right: There's no such thing as bad publicity.
A fair warning now to those who do not want spoilers, as the following will contain some story points that a player may want to experience firsthand. The first DLC is titled “The Two Colonels”, and centers around Colonel Khlebnikov in his efforts to return to Novosibirsk for New Year’s Eve, where his son is located. The persistent obstacle, as is usual for the series, are tunnels consumed with mutant in ever-increasing attacks.
The second DLC is titled “Sam’s Story,” which will be told by Sam, and American Marine stationed at the American embassy in Moscow long before the war broke out. Finding common ground with the survivors, he seeks to trek across what the developers describe as “the sandbox survival landscape of Vladivostok,” in an effort to return back to the US in one piece.
Deep silver goes on to describe that each DLC presents a stylistic return to the gameplay of the previous games, where "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.”
While there is no firm release date yet set, “The Two Colonels” is slated to drop over the summer, and “Sam’s Story” next year in 2020. They can be purchased one at a time or bundled in the $25 Expansion Pass on the Epic Games Store, and on Steam for those players who purchased it there before the unexpected move in platforms.