Metro Developer Makes Clear PlayStation VR2 Game Awakening Isn't Next 'Mainline' Metro Game

4 months 3 weeks ago

Developer 4A Games has made clear Metro Awakening, the PSVR2 game announced during the January 2024 PlayStation State of Play, is not the next mainline Metro game but instead a spin-off.

Following its announcement at the State of Play, Metro fans without Sony's $550 / £530 PlayStation 5 accessory grew a little concerned they'd waited five years for another game only to see it announced for a platform they didn't own or want.

4A Games took to X/Twitter to alleviate these concerns, however, reassuring fans it's still working on the next multiplatform mainline Metro game, while Awakening is developed by Vertigo Games.

"This is not the next mainline Metro game by 4A Games," the developer said. "That is still in development and, as we have stated previously, will come to generation nine consoles and PC. This is a different project developed by Vertigo Games."

Generation nine refers to the current generation of consoles, meaning the PS5 and Xbox Series X and S. Nintendo continues to allude typical console cycles, though its imminent Switch successor could also be a possibility for whatever this next mainline Metro game is.

Awakening will arrive as a PlayStation VR2 exclusive sometime in 2024, bringing the single-player, first-person post-apocalyptic shooter franchise to virtual reality for the first time. It's set before the events of 2010's Metro 2033 and has players take control of Serdar, a doctor searching the metro tunnels to find his wife.

The State of Play also saw a typically bizarre Death Stranding 2 trailer released alongside the revelation that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is returning to his stealth action roots with a PlayStation exclusive. Team Ninja's Rise of the Ronin and Shift Up's Stellar Blade also received enhanced looks, and you can read about every other announcement right here.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.

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