Update: In response to yesterday’s Metro news, publisher Deep Silver has released a statement via Facebook. In it, the license holder essentially rules out the possibility of a new game in 2017, but nevertheless asked fans to look forward to the future of the series.
“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.”
Original story: Dmitry Glukhovsky, the creative mind behind the celebrated Metro series, has announced plans to release the final novel in the post-apocalyptic series – simply titled Metro 2035 – on December 10.
What’s more, Glukhovsky’s website (via Gematsu) confirms that a new Metro game will launch at some point in 2017. It follows up on the release of Metro 2033 (2010) and its critically-acclaimed sequel, Metro: Last Light (2013), and will once again chronicle the journey of series protagonist Artyom and his struggle to survive deep beneath a war-torn Moscow. Details of a release window weren’t disclosed, only that “an era of great discoveries lies ahead.” Does that signal the return of the Dark Ones? Time will tell.
4A Games, the developer behind Last Light, is said to be working on two projects at the moment, one of which is likely the latest Metro installment. As for Glukhovsky’s literary finale, it first hit store shelves last year, with an English version due to land on December 10.
The final part of the trilogy takes us back to Artyom and his struggle to get the people back to the above world they once ruled. This is a standalone story that can be read independently from the previous books and games — yet for those who have been following Artyom from the very beginning, Metro 2035 crowns the saga in its own way. Characters of all the books and games meet here, their destinies intertwine, and everything you knew about the world of Metro is turned upside down…
“An era of great discoveries lies ahead…” All signs point to developer 4A Games unveiling its new Metro game some time next year. But what do you think lies in store for Artyom?