Is there multiplayer in Metro Exodus?

Find out whether or not Metro Exodus offers an online multiplayer component.

With Metro Exodus now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, players have been wondering whether there’s multiplayer available in Metro Exodus. While there’s plenty of things to do in Metro Exodus, it looks as though multiplayer options such as co-op have been excluded. Wondering why that is? We’ve got you covered! Below, we’ve put together a quick guide on why there’s no multiplayer in Metro Exodus.

Is There Multiplayer in Metro Exodus?

There are no multiplayer options available in Metro Exodus.
There are no multiplayer options available in Metro Exodus.
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No, there are no multiplayer options available in Metro Exodus. Instead, Metro Exodus has been confirmed as an exclusively single-player experience by the developers. In an interview with Game Informer, 4A Games executive producer Jon Bloch explained the reasoning behind the decision to exclude multiplayer from Metro Exodus.

“I don’t think we can say [multiplayer] is something that isn’t interesting from a technical standpoint, but our focus for Metro has always been a story-driven experience, y’know, filling the shoes of someone living in [Metro’s] environment and going on this journey.”

Bloch went on to confirm that 4A Games had experimented with the idea of co-op for Metro Exodus, but that nothing came to fruition. Creative director Andriy Prokhorov also teased that “multiplayer is possible” but not for Metro Exodus. With this information, it’s not outside the realm of possibility to say that a follow-up game to Metro Exodus may include multiplayer options should the developers find a way to make them work.

However, multiplayer for the sake of multiplayer isn’t something they’re interested in. As such, multiplayer likely won’t be added to Metro Exodus, and there’s no implicit confirmation that multiplayer will be added to future Metro games even though the idea isn’t off the table. What are your thoughts on the lack of multiplayer options in Metro Exodus?

Were you hoping for something a little different from the latest Metro installment, or do you prefer the single player experience? Let us know down in the comments below! For more on Metro Exodus, be sure to check out some of our previous guides including how long it’ll take you to beat Metro Exodus, what sort of weapons and mods you can expect from Metro Exodus, and info on the Metro Exodus bundle for Xbox One X.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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