Developer 4A Games Reveals No Current Plans To Port Metro Exodus To The Nintendo Switch

Developer 4A Games Reveals No Current Plans To Port Metro Exodus To The Nintendo Switch
Credit: Metro Exodus via Steam

4A Games, the developer of the Metro series, recently held an AMA on Reddit. The developer answered a variety of questions about the series along with referring many of questions about merchandise to publisher Deep Silver.

Metro Redux, which is a double game pack featuring Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, was recently released on the Nintendo Switch. One of the questions revolved around a potential Nintendo Switch port of the most recent game in the series, Metro Exodus.

During the 4A Games AMA, user JuiceofBeans asked if there were any plans to port Metro Exodus onto the Nintendo Switch.

4A Games’ Community Manager Ben gave a technical answer to why a port of the first two games was possible, but not likely for Metro Exodus.

Metro Exodus is more technically heavy than previous installments. It contains more revisions to the game engine and lighting compared to previous titles. True to its name, the first two games took place within the dimly lit tunnels of the metro, while in the third game, Artyom and his team are on the surface level traveling on a train.

The game would have to be almost completely redesigned and downsized for a Nintendo Switch port as well, including removing SSR, a redesign of the terrain shader system, downgrading character models, and stabilizing the game at 30 fps.

“With Metro Exodus, we took the current generation of consoles as a baseline.” explains Ben. The Nintendo Switch is impressive in itself, handling ports of big games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but it would take an intensive redesign of Metro Exodus to make it work and provide a good experience for players.

Ben ended his explanation with, “This could be something that we revisit but are not currently planning to do so.”

Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in the greatest Metro adventure yet.” states the game’s official description.

Metro Redux is now available on the Nintendo Switch. Metro Exodus is now available on PC via Epic Game Store and Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.