THQ hopping aboard Metro 2034

Publisher VP confirms sequel to this year's postapocalyptic shooter from 4A Games will feature 3D elements; platforms, release window TBA.

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4A Games' Metro 2033 may not have cracked the NPD Group's top-10 sales chart for March, but analysts still marked it as a top performer for THQ during the month. And while the publisher has yet to officially confirm sales stats for the postapocalyptic shooter, THQ is going ahead with a sequel to the Ukrainian developer's maiden effort.

Earth has at least one more year after 2033.

As part of an interview with CVG, THQ executive vice president of core games Danny Bilson confirmed that a sequel to 2033 is in development. Titled Metro 2034, the game will support stereoscopic 3D elements, according to Bilson. However, the executive did not indicate platforms or a release window, and THQ had not responded to requests for further clarification as of press time.

While Metro 2033 may not have had landmark sales, Bilson noted that the games are relatively inexpensive to make. "There will be some engineering costs there, but that's in our lowest cost center in the world," he noted. "Those games are unbelievably reasonable; they're built in Kiev."

Based on Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky's 2002 novel of the same name, Metro 2033 depicted a near-future Earth where human civilization was obliterated by an apocalyptic tragedy in 2013. With the planet's surface now an inhospitable wasteland overrun by bloodthirsty creatures, humanity's few survivors have taken shelter in Moscow's labyrinthine underground subway system. As the title indicates, the game picks up 20 years after the global cataclysm.

For more on the original, check out GameSpot's review of Metro 2033.

Discussion

58 comments
pcgamefreak01
pcgamefreak01

just finished metro 2033 awesome game loooking forward to the sequel!

Vadeee
Vadeee

that review is probably from the xbox because in the pc i didn't notice anything but hey another pc gamer might

Vadeee
Vadeee

i wish i could buy the metro novel series but i don't think they exist where i am but another metro game would be awesome

QuiCkz_Alex
QuiCkz_Alex

Fantastic... wooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww

ehanmustafa
ehanmustafa

woooooooow if they gona make Metro 2034 Then its gona coooooooooooool

McLarty
McLarty

i hope Metro 2034 is free roaming... It would be apsolute amazing!

Bahrein
Bahrein

The Metro 2033 was a great game i played it a couple of times again and again and with different difficulties i hope thy make 2034 too.And guys you need to read the book Metro 2033 its a great book to so much stuff that you dont have in the game ;-)

OAKRAID_PL
OAKRAID_PL

metro 2033 had amazing graphics. especially on pc with dx11

Xxhed_shotxX
Xxhed_shotxX

hope 2034 brings better graphics and better A.I. this is a great game except for those few things. :)

McLarty
McLarty

it was a fantastiv game, but did have a few flaws like character mesh going though the walls or somthing.. Though I really hope that Metro 2034 is a open world.. How good would that be

TJP75
TJP75

Playing through Metro 2033 now and it's fantastic. Bought the novel too. Can't wait for Metro 2034!

Nige465
Nige465

Can't wait for Metro 2034. The first one was great, no doubt the second will be just as good.

fLaMbOaStiN
fLaMbOaStiN

IMO it was the atmosphere that made this game so great.. and some of the enviroments you explored were awsome.. caves with illuminateing mushrooms, corspes with ripe loot scattered in the rubble beneath the subways.. It was just awsome.. Metro 2034 come soon plz!

larsinii
larsinii

Just finished the 1st one loved it thought it was scarier than bioshock What kind of sissies are playing videogames nowadays? Bioshock was scary? That's news to me.

Caboose365
Caboose365

Just finished the 1st one loved it thought it was scarier than bioshock

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

do u think they will release the English version of the metro 2034 book, when they bring out the game? because i have read the first one and really want to read the sequel, but there doesn't seem to be an English translation of it yet.

VengfulOne
VengfulOne

This game was 2/3 amazing and 1/3 (the end) disappointing. The atmosphere, storytelling (for the most part) and graphics were top notch. It all went downhill when you had to fight the stupid exploding blobs. But I will definitely play the sequel.

yeah_28
yeah_28

I really looked up to metro 2033 but once i played and finished it, i was a little dissapointed, maybe it has too much repetitive places (i was hoping for more parts in the outside world), and the basically absent story, its just going from point a to b just because of a promess, and then finishing the job yourself. Im not one of those that always points bad things in a game but i really felt like it was missing a lot and just throwing the same things over and over. Yet i enjoyed it, great graphics, sound and well made atmosphere.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

looks like STALKER series!! X-Ray engine giving solid impression for this kind of genre!! dark & desperate!! :)

YouVandal3
YouVandal3

this is why i bought the 1st! so there would be a sequel to this brilliant game

Jdon2008
Jdon2008

This game was pretty good, I look forward to the sequel. I hope that they improve upon this a little though.

4-Legged-Shark
4-Legged-Shark

i absolutely loved metro 2033. i am very much looking forward to this one.

gauty
gauty

Cant wait to get ma hands on it. But i hope they make the graphics better ;)

superkjell
superkjell

Metro 2033 was a great game, I felt a bit bad when it ended but that just means I really liked it. Can't wait to play the sequal!

Vaultboy-101
Vaultboy-101

Awesome. I wonder how it will pick up from the first seem there was two endings.

badtaker
badtaker

This gen sequels are coming soo early

pelvist
pelvist

Metro 2033 was great in stereo 3D on the PC version, im looking forward to the sequel.

CTR360
CTR360

great game i hope sequel news coming soon i cant wait

Kyozumi
Kyozumi

The underdog for 2010's Games .

DeathsHead419
DeathsHead419

Awsome, I just recently finished Metro 2033 and it was fantastic. Shame the campane was so short, as I really loved the story world. Hopefully the sequal will have a longer story. Oh, and am I the only one who thinks Multiplayer FPS and single player FPS's should be segregated? Seriously, I like OnLine Shooting a bunch, but it simply doesn't belong in some, ney, most games. That would allow for Multiplayer games to discard their singler player entirely for better multiplay and the rest to shed their tacked on multiplayer to allow more time (and money) for level design and story. Everybody wins.

theunloved
theunloved

The single player was fantastic for Metro 2033. A sadly overlooked game. I can say I'm looking forward to 2034.

m4rkoca
m4rkoca

The bad ending is the original one according to the book. It just suddenly ends. Poof. Metro 2034 is a whole new story.

Rocker6
Rocker6

Great,I loved the first game.I wonder after what ending will story continue... BTW I want better graphics choices in options,not just from low to very high.

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

In response to X-7 comment, Not all games need an online multi-player. I say this because most online multi-players kinda suck and aren't much fun as they are tacked on, and they usually take away some of the quality from the single-player campaign part of the game in some way. There are exceptions of course, because there are some really great online multi-players and those seem like they don't take away from the single-player campaign but there are only a few and these are very rare.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Metro 2033 was a lot of fun to play, one of the more unique FPS experiences I've played in some time, sure it's not the most solid shooter but it makes up for this in the game's great atmosphere. It's a shame this didn't sell well, people should consider picking this up once it drops in price at least. I'm sooo glad they're making a sequel, I was worried that since it wasn't an instant hit that it might go the path of other games where sequels aren't considered; I'm happy this isn't the case. Anyhow, funny that I should read about this now, just yesterday I was trying to google whether there'd be a game sequel to Metro 2033, but all I found were hits about the book sequels.

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

I really like all three of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games as they are some of my favorite pc games ever, and to me Metro 2033 was/is also a really great game. I know that I am looking forward to Metro 2034 without question.

X-7
X-7

I was disappointed that there was no Multiplayer. It was not worth $50 for that reason. Especially considering it was very short. It was a great game while it lasted though.

3zone5
3zone5

The ending was abit of a downer (seems the journey was more important then the destination huh) but i'm up for a sequel. I'll have to replay the first one again though.

Stabby
Stabby

I've got to replay Metro 2033, not just to get 1000/1000 but to get the real ending, so many questions left unanswered in the bad ending... which is actually common.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

I missed out on this game, but I think I will go back and pick it up. It looks pretty good, and a sequel well that is great for the fans of this game. I will have to give the original a god first!

green_dominator
green_dominator

So Metro was deemed fit for sequel status.....Good. It got a good review, not what I expected but I'm thinking about grabbing it soon. maybe the sequel will fix any problems the game has.....

rangeraa
rangeraa

good..this was a great game that deserved alot more praise than it got...Just goes to show you can't always trust reviews.

fritigoerd
fritigoerd

Just hope we have more exploration this time .... then we will have pure gold , still liked the game how it was tho

Narutofan30
Narutofan30

Great news hopefully this one will be better and ill get it

jordis5
jordis5

metro 2033 was a game i wanted to play but didn't have time or money probably get it later on

Ice_man_1985
Ice_man_1985

loved metro 2033, and i'm looking forward to the next one

gamer-guy1991
gamer-guy1991

Yes this is one of my favorite games glad there making another one.

Shalafein
Shalafein

All righty a sequel! I agree with biokrysty best news I have heard this week.

Oxy80
Oxy80

I am so so so so stoked to hear this. I love metro 2033 the game and book, both are amazing piece of art in the history of video games and books. the game was one of my faviorite of the year def. one of the most underrated games of all time i wished more played 2033, but i guess enough played and loved it that thq realized this to go on and make a sequel that i know will surpass the original and improve on everything and the few problems it did have this is one of the best news of this week