Metro: Last Light DLC revealed

Deep Silver announces Season Pass for new first-person shooter that includes four add-ons for $15; first expansion out next month.

Four expansion packs are coming to 4A Games' new shooter Metro: Last Light, publisher Deep Silver announced today. Gamers can grab all add-ons together for $15 via the DLC Season Pass, available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

The first expansion for Metro: Last Light is the Faction Pack, which will launch next month for all platforms. It introduces a new and original single-player story that "expands on the Metro: Last Light universe." Further details were not specified.

Following the Faction Pack will be the story-focused Chronicles Pack, as well as the Tower Pack, which will "present a unique solo challenge to Metro veterans." Lastly, the Developer Pack for Metro: Last Light will give players "some interesting tools with which to explore the world of Metro."

"Artyom's story may have been concluded in Metro: Last Light, but there are other characters with stories to tell, some familiar locations that fans of the Metro series wanted to revisit, and some new challenges that 4A wanted to explore," said 4A Games creative director Andrew Prokhorov in a statement. "Since completing the game we have been working on these new stories and hope to release them throughout the summer."

Gamers who purchase the Metro: Last Light DLC Season Pass will also receive a new semi-automatic shotgun rifle called Abzats. Its secondary fire mode shoots six shells in one blast.

Deep Silver did not divulge prices for individual expansions.

PlayStation Plus subscribers can score a 25 percent discount on the Metro: Last Light Season Pass if they purchase it between May 21 and June 4 in the United States and May 22 and June 5 in Europe and the rest of the world.

Metro: Last Light launched earlier this month for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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112 comments
santinegrete
santinegrete

I'm a fan and grateful for this game to come out, but I sincerely think Ranger mode should be included in Season Pass. Oh well, at least I got that with pre-order.

Instructor_Doc
Instructor_Doc

.this business model stinks. its a rip off and we should punish the developer.

all pirate the game now!!
FORRR THE HOOOOORRRRRRDE!!

Bugs63
Bugs63

It's pretty sad that so many of you are bitching about having to pay for DLC content. Every game takes time and money and besides the game is well worth it. It's a small price to pay for some additional story telling.

I love the take on a gaming universe told by a small group of developers who put a lot of time and effort into making a great game. You should read the article on GameIndustry.Biz about the conditions in which these developers worked while making the game. Kudos to the team for doing such a great job under those circumstances.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

according to the PS store 

PS+ users can buy it for 11.24$ 

theslovakian38
theslovakian38

You can't be serious. It's seems like all the games I BUY don't have a pass included with it (ex. Metro last light, max payne 3) but the games I rent have one with them if I bought it. (Ex. medal of honor, saints row 3) This freakin screws me over every time. I'm still going to buy it though :P

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

deep silver are the new eastern gaming nazies 

what foolishness... they already "taxed" the ranger difficulty so now they do the season pass bullshit??

this is fucking sad, the game's great but if they're cutting content to sell it later then i'm out 

another good developer dies because the publisher is greedy as hell 

hmmm should i rent it?

Judas_III
Judas_III

I hate DLC. If you paid 50 dollars, then show the customer some loyalty if your going to add content. Charge for an expansion pack, but not little tidbits, that try to milk 100 dollars out of a customer. Otherwise I just assume and wait for a month or 2 for a price reduction or Goty ed.

Ghost-Eye
Ghost-Eye

Think what people don't release is that $15 may go onto making an upcoming game in the future.. If you don't want to pay the extra $15 then don't and stop complaining.

recklesslamb
recklesslamb

4A has stated on twitter that all DLC is being finished after the game was finished. So its not like they had DLC content to roll out on release day and are holding it and charging for parts of the main story. These were planned add ons. The sense of entitlement to have all dlc included for free upon release and put in the main story because you purchased the game is ridiculous. Things getting cut from games is part of the process and so is ideas for add-ons. Giving consumers the option to get this content is a good thing and adds revenue to keep making games you like to play. But ppl gotta be all like "No I want to pay my msrp and I should get all related content now and in the future free and if I don't then don't make any new content or i'll just accuse you of cutting out pieces of the game that should have been left and charging us for them as DLC". "And if you don't make any content i'll say the game sucked and was short and that the studio ripped me off and abandoned the title as soon as it was out the door". Hey news flash you like playing games, Game company's like and need to make money. You wanna miss out on a little extra fun playing add ons for the game bcuz of your unjustified sense of entitlement that's ok we wont mind. Oh and DLC released a month or more later that has no bearing on the main story is hardly day1 dlc. say what you will dlc is here to stay and no matter when or how dlc comes out ppl will complain about it in some way/shape or form

bakasora
bakasora

And COD charge $15 for 4 maps?

WiredDreemz
WiredDreemz

Finished the game this week. Weak ending in comparison to Metro 2033, but overall, the game was definitely enjoyable. Will definitely consider the DLC.

aloufika
aloufika

go on devs continue to bite the hand that feeds u see how long it will last

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

Why are people bitching ? its $15 for 4 things which is almost unheard of today, from a dev that is not an ass, and for a game that was received very well. 

Darkangel2154
Darkangel2154

Im all in for this $15 of DLC still need something to hold me off for fallout, since D&D Neverwinter  just deletes whole days of progress on ya.

ESB
ESB

Oh look more content ripped off from the game before release!

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

Im not bitching, I'll buy it regardless, but I agree if they took some time released something that fleshed out some areas within the story, ie added more to them, aswel as other stories at the same time it would be better, I love the game I just felt the pace in some areas could have been tweaked, for instance the car on the metro tracks could have been better. as it was, it was good but could have been better, few other things too

Shakezulah
Shakezulah

I'm amazed that people are bitching about this DLC when they're only asking for $15 for four pieces of content. That seems like a damn good price, especially if it all turns out to be good. Last Light is an incredible game and I'm definitely willing to support 4A to deliver more of it.

bf210
bf210

I don't know, I might check this stuff out. I mean I really loved this game and some of the ideas  sound cool but the price seems a little lofty. We'll see.

stealth6spy
stealth6spy

Ugh, what is it with companies feeling compelled to release DLC only a month after a game's release? Put some time into it and make it epic; we won't forget about your game in a month.

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

i'd prefer singleplayere story DLC over map pack DLC

demonic_85
demonic_85

Loved Metro 2033 but I refuse to support paid DLC that should have been in the game and this season pass crap. Apparently Deep Silver didnt learn from THQ's mistakes.

Judas_III
Judas_III

@Ghost-Eye thats making an assumption, just like buying the ferrari in the driveway.

Dasim64
Dasim64

@bakasora Yes but people, like my son, who play that game every day get tons of play time out of each of those map packs and they are well worth it to them. It's pretty much the only game he plays and lots of others are the same. Not my thing but I can still see the value in it through him.

CVsym
CVsym

@WiredDreemz The alternate ending is the proper ending. Not nearly climactic as the Dark Ones hallucinations and the tower climbing in Metro 2033, but far more conclusive and appropriate than the "bad ending".

Dasim64
Dasim64

@WiredDreemz I actually liked the ending quite a bit. It was fitting considering the world they live in and wasn't the typical stuff we usually get.

WiredDreemz
WiredDreemz

@aloufika Yup. As Dante-xero said, the developers aren't forcing anybody to purchase the DLC, and the game was a decent length for a shooter, so nobody can complain that the DLC should have been included as part of the main game.

Dante-xero
Dante-xero

@aloufika It ain't like they're forcing you to buy it and you can't really expect them to develop more content for free. They need to feed their families aswell...

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

@MW2ismygame the publisher already milked another 5$ out of a fucking diffuclty mode so by the least they can add DLC for free (at least on PC) 

hell CDPR did that, FROM SOFTWARE gave the PC users the AotA DLC for free 

so why the hell not for metro last light?

Dasim64
Dasim64

@ESB I don't see it that way at all. Some games feel that way but Last Light feels like a complete game. These are supposed to be completely different stories apart from the main character's story.

WiredDreemz
WiredDreemz

@Shakezulah I second this statement. If a game clocks in at less than 6 hours, and then the developers release DLC, I would definitely complain, but 10+ hours is acceptable I would think for a shooter, so they are welcome to release the DLC to flesh out the gameworld. And in all honesty, if the DLC is not fully related to the main storyling, why add it in to the main story and confuse the core concept.

blackpuddytat
blackpuddytat

@Shakezulah Agreed, it looks like a good deal. Plus the benefit of knowing that 4A Games will be able to afford a kerosene heater and a few blankets, it's kind of like 'Sponsor a Poor Ukrainian Video Game Developer'. 

WiredDreemz
WiredDreemz

@acelogan1989 Um...there is no MP in this game, so the content can't be MP DLC like additional maps.

lilmcnessy
lilmcnessy

@demonic_85 They are selling all of their DLC for $15. It's not evil to expand on a game. Plus companies barely ever release single player DLC.

Instructor_Doc
Instructor_Doc

@StarlightHunter @Instructor_Doc 
.i dont wonder and i dont care about used games.
i try every i want and if i like it i buy it new.
used game thing is more for consoles which i find retarded and limited compare to pc's.

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

@WiredDreemz That's the thing, DLC is never part of the main game, it is content created after the finished product is created. Are these complainers that selfish and ungrateful that they want someone's hard work for free?. They clearly don't know how difficult and time consuming creating video gamers are. It's like if you buy a car and you want some alloys with it, you have to pay for them. It's the way it is. Nothing is free when money and effort was spent creating them in the first place.

realiamnot
realiamnot

@Dante-xero I'm glad they're releasing dlc's, Metro 2033 and Last Light are such good games, I think they should show the story from other characters points of view.

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

@thequickshooter Wait so you expect developers who spent extra time and money to create extra content to just give you for free?. That's not how the world works.

CVsym
CVsym

@thequickshooter @MW2ismygame The Ranger difficulty mode is designed for fans of Metro. It was included as a preorder bonus because fans would preorder and so they get something unique. The $5 price tag isn't bad and if you enjoyed the game enough to want to play a harder mode then you'll probably want to support the devs with an extra $5, no?
Call of Duty 1 for PC and Battlefield 1942 released free DLC, maps, vehicles, weapons, factions for free with regular patches, and they're more hated for DLC now then ever.

Darkangel2154
Darkangel2154

@lilmcnessy @demonic_85 it is hard sometimes to release more DLC for single player so it makes me feel they held it back but more guns would be great with bigger bosses(wishing) The graphics need to be shown off more!!! lol


roman4545
roman4545

@kish1975

if you dont care then why you reply my message ? oh thats right.. you cared.. your not so bright afterall.

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

@thequickshooter How does that prove they cut content?. You do realise that games are finished several weeks before they are released.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

@StarlightHunter @thequickshooter

it's because of this 

"Gamers who purchase the Metro: Last Light DLC Season Pass will also receive a new semi-automatic shotgun rifle called Abzats. Its secondary fire mode shoots six shells in one blast." 

that fucking was in metro 2033 ranger mode 

so they DID cut content