Metro: Last Light aims to look awesome on all three platforms

By on August 1, 2011

But PC will be better. Duh.

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THQ’s Huw Beynon said the folks at 4A Games are fine tuning its gorgeous 4A engine to produce stellar visuals across all three platforms for Metro: Last Light.

The console versions will feature all the visual candies:  lighting, destruction and a solid frame rate.

“The 4A engine was built to handle cross-platform development,” he said. “So every time, the consoles are constantly at parity at every given state.

“With 360 and PS3 we’re really proud of the performance we can get out of both of those machines. We think we’re going to get to the strengths of both of them. All of the destruction, all of the lighting, those things are in there.”

“We’ve taken another pass at our lighting which was already pretty spectacular last time around. You saw a much bigger focus on destruction this time. We had some destruction in the previous game but didn’t really use it from a gameplay perspective – just for a couple of set-pieces,” Beynon explained.

“This time around there’s a lot more destructible cover and we’ve put dynamic physics into a lot more objects within the environment.”

Of course, those with monsters-for-PCs will be able to achieve better visuals to ogle at.

“Obviously if you have a high-end PC, they’re on a level where the current generations of consoles just can’t reach,” Beynon conceded.

“You saw what we did with Metro 2033, it was the poster-child for your PC if you had the very best kit and it’s absolutely our determination to do that again this time around.

“We’re going to talk about how we pushed the hardware a lot more as we get closer to launch and we have all the newer generation of cards to play around with you’re going to see that a lot more and we’ve got a long way to go until release.”

Metro: Last Light will release next year for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and WiiU.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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