Vertigo Games Metro universe expands with VR prequel Metro Awakening, launching in 2024

Metro universe expands with VR prequel Metro Awakening, launching in 2024

Go deeper underground into an original story penned by series creator Dmitry Glukhovsky, heading to PS VR2, Meta Quest 2 and 3, and PC VR

Rotterdam (NL), January 31, 2024 – During Sony’s State of Play Showcase today, Vertigo Games, in collaboration with Deep Silver, proudly unveiled Metro Awakening, an all-new immersive, story-driven VR adventure set to debut later this year on PlayStation VR2, Meta Quest 2 and 3, and PC VR. A prequel from Metro series author and creator Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Awakening will plunge players headlong into an unforgiving post-apocalyptic world that blends the series’ staples of highly atmospheric exploration, storytelling, and stealth combat.

“This origins story is so essential to me,” said Dmitry Glukhovsky. “It feels like returning to the foundations and roots of the series – now to the level that VR technology can bring…”

Watch the trailer below:


Metro Awakening stays true to the series’ hallmark storytelling, with an all-new standalone narrative and original concept penned by Dmitry Glukhovsky which serves as a prequel to the beloved Metro 2033. You assume the role of Serdar, a doctor on a quest to reunite with his wife by traveling through the mutant-ridden tunnels beneath a post-apocalyptic Moscow. As Serdar, you will navigate a complex storyline that tests beliefs in the rational and tempts you to embrace the awakening of the being you are destined to become.

Glukhovsky also serves as a story and lore consultant.


Faithful to its legacy, Metro Awakening immerses players in an intense first-person adventure, seamlessly blending survival and stealth action enhanced by cutting-edge VR technology. While armed with some of Metro’s most iconic survival gear, venture into the depths of the subterranean world and feel the panic as you scramble for gas mask filters; experience the pulse-quickening charge of your flickering headlamp in the darkness; and embrace the heart-pounding intensity of combat.

In addition, development continues separately at 4A Games on the next mainline installment of the Metro series. Their latest update can be found here.

Metro Awakening is now available to wishlist on PlayStation VR2, Meta Quest, and Steam VR. Learn more by signing up for the newsletter at