New Metro Game Not Coming in 2017, Publisher Says [UPDATE]
The website for the final Metro book may have revealed a release year for the series' next video game.
[UPDATE] Publisher Deep Silver has released a statement on yesterday's news of the possibility of a new Metro game releasing in 2017. The Facebook post reads as follows:
"As the exclusive rights holder to video games set in the Metro 2033 universe, Deep Silver has ambitious plans for the hugely successful Metro series. But just to manage our fans' expectations--releasing the next Metro game in 2017 is not one of them. When we have more news to share, we will."
The timeline on the Metro 2035 website has also been updated to "An untitled Metro project" with no date. The description now reads, "But the Metro saga doesn't end where the books leave us… An era of great discoveries lies ahead!"
The website features a timeline of when Metro's books and video games released, including the events of each one. "The next Metro video game" is pegged for 2017, and its description reads, "It all adds up to something. Where the books end their story, the game will pick it up. An era of great discoveries lies ahead." This makes it sound like the game would take place after the events of Metro 2035, which is set to release in English this holiday.
We've contacted publisher Deep Silver for comment on the next Metro game's release date and will update this article as we hear back.
The last game in the series, Metro: Last Light, released in 2013 and received a score of 9/10 in GameSpot's review. Critic Kevin VanOrd concluded, "Last Light is notably superior to its predecessor, merging storytelling, shooting, and sneaking into a remarkable and cohesive whole. And through this harmony of game design comes the caustic dissonance of a world so torn asunder that a single possibility can bring with it endless hope."
Developer 4A Games confirmed this past summer that it's working on two projects. One of those is an Oculus Touch game called Arktika 1, which bares a resemblance to the Metro series. It's a shooter set in a post-apocalyptic future during a new ice age, where players will have to use guns to take on raiders, marauders, and monsters.