Update: The official Metro twitter account posted a statement from Deep Silver, the publisher of the series.
Exactly what this means for the information on the Metro site is unknown at this time, but could mean that an announcement for it is expected in 2017.
You may have seen recent reports that a new Metro game would be released in 2017. Deep Silver has released the following statement.
As the exclusive rights holder to videogames 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.
Thank you for your patience.
We will update this story if more information becomes available.
Original Story Below:
Fans of the Russian-based post-apocalyptic series, Metro, will be happy to learn that the next game has been teased. On the official site for the books, a timeline is shown that indicates a new game is not far off. Next to 2017 it 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…"
The developer, 4A Games, is known to be working on a first-person shooter designed exclusively for Oculus Touch, called ARKTIKA.1. But in a statement by 4A Games Creative Director Andriy “Prof” Prokhorov, he let it be known that they, in fact, have another game in development. Something more in line with traditional console and PC games.
It’s clear that some of you really like the look of ARKTIKA.1, and we’ll talk about that a bit more below – but we also see some of you were… maybe a bit disappointed. Perhaps you prefer traditional PC / console games, and maybe you were hoping we’d announce… something else!So at this point it is probably safe to assume that the other project he mentioned is this new Metro game.
So let me say again – ARKTIKA.1 is one of TWO projects in development right now. It’s not holding the other project up – with our new Malta studio we are a much bigger team, and it is better for us to have multiple projects, for our own independence and creativity. We’re not ready to talk about the other project just yet, but we think you’ll like it. So please be patient!
The first game in the series, Metro 2033, was first released in 2010 and published by THQ. After the demise of THQ, Deep silver published its sequel, Metro: Last Light and the re-release of the two games on current gen under the name Metro Redux.
A new game in the series isn't all too surprising as after THQ shutdown, Metro stayed a strong property with Metro: Last Light being received well.When more information comes out about this new game, we'll be sure to let you know about it.
How do you feel about another Metro game? Did you play the others in the series? Let us know in the comments below!