The Metro series, a cornerstone of post-apocalyptic storytelling in video games, is on the edge of a leap into the new era. With the announcement of Metro VR: Awakening, this beloved franchise is now expanding into the virtual realm, offering its fans an immersive experience like never before. Developed by Vertigo Games in collaboration with Deep Silver, and penned by the original creator Dmitry Glukhovsky, this VR installment promises to be a significant and impactful addition to the series.
The Metro series, inspired by Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels, paints a grim picture of a post-nuclear Russia where survivors cling to life in the Moscow Metro. Known for intense survival horror, tactical combat, and moral dilemmas, the series has garnered acclaim from players and critics alike for its atmospheric storytelling and rich, immersive gameplay.
Set in the catacombs of the Moscow Metro, players encounter Artyom’s journey, fraught with danger and dark revelations.
Continuing Artyom’s saga, the narrative delves into the Metro’s civil war, where the stakes escalate to potentially catastrophic levels.
Artyom’s quest leads players above ground on a year-long trek across post-apocalyptic Russia, showcasing non-linear exploration and dynamic environments.
Metro VR: Awakening is a first-person adventure, designed exclusively for VR platforms, that serves as a prequel to the events of Metro 2033. Set in 2028, the game introduces players to Serdar, a doctor navigating the treacherous, mutant-infested tunnels of the Moscow Metro in search of his missing wife. The narrative, penned by Glukhovsky, promises a rich, character-driven experience, focusing on Serdar’s emotional journey and spiritual awakening.
Metro VR: Awakening is a journey into the heart of a post-apocalyptic world. The tactile experience of VR, combined with the series’ hallmark storytelling, promises an unparalleled immersive adventure. For the first time, players will experience the visceral reality of the Metro universe first hand, from manually reloading weapons to the tension of navigating irradiated environments. Players will face the dual threats of radiation and supernatural forces, testing their survival skills in a hostile environment. The game fully leverages the capabilities of PS VR2, utilizing enhanced features like adaptive triggers and headset haptics to provide players with a heightened sense of realism.
Planned for release on all major VR platforms sometime later in 2024, Metro VR: Awakening already has fans of the series and VR enthusiasts in general, chomping at the bit for what is set to be a terrifying and emotional journey. With its blend of intense survival gameplay and deep narrative, Metro VR: Awakening should deliver a unique, post apocalyptic experience that won’t soon be forgotten.