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This is it. E3 2018 is fi­nally upon us and it is shap­ing up to be one of the most ex­cit­ing in re­cent mem­ory. As I write this in­tro­duc­tion, just two weeks out from the main event, I’m al­ready get­ting a sense of what the next year of gam­ing on Plays­ta­tion is go­ing to look like and it looks pretty damned im­pres­sive!

To cel­e­brate this won­der­ful time of the year I wanted to put one of the most awe­some look­ing first-per­son shoot­ers on the cover of Play 295 and Metro Ex­o­dus was the clear choice. 4A Games is tak­ing a huge risk with this one and its hard work cer­tainly looks to be pay­ing off. In tak­ing the ac­tion out of the dis­gust­ing metro tun­nels, by push­ing the ma­jor­ity of it over­ground for the very first time in the se­ries’ his­tory, we are guar­an­teed a dif­fer­ent kind of Metro ex­pe­ri­ence. Wide open spa­ces, lim­ited re­sources and a new breed of mu­tants to avoid at all costs, this is go­ing to be one shooter that all of you will want to keep on your radar. The Metro games have al­ways been a lit­tle slower and more con­sid­er­ate than their con­tem­po­raries in the genre and so I can’t wait to see how 4A is able to re­tain the spirit of Metro 2033 while ramp­ing up the ten­sion and ac­tion be­yond that of its se­quel, Metro Last Night. While Ex­o­dus isn’t com­ing un­til early 2019, the stu­dio was only too happy to let Play get hands-on with an early ver­sion of the game and you’ll be able to read our im­pres­sions of it in­side.

This is a re­ally ex­cel­lent time for the Plays­ta­tion 4. Its line-up of games con­tin­ues to look bet­ter and bet­ter – the breadth of ex­pe­ri­ences on of­fer is truly breath­tak­ing. In­side this is­sue of Play we also dive deeply into the huge mul­ti­player ac­tion of Battlefield V and go be­hind the scenes with devel­oper Night School on its up­com­ing indie project Af­ter­party; we’ve got re­views of Detroit: Be­come Hu­man and Co­nan Ex­iles, not to men­tion a whole lot more as well!

I hope that you en­joy this is­sue of Play and that you will join us next month for our colos­sal break­down of all the an­nounce­ments that will in­evitably come our way from E3 2018. It’s go­ing to be a good one, folks.

Josh West deputy ed­i­tor @Origamikid PSN: Origamikid

cur­rently play­ing Vampyr

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