The lights are on
I was easily one of the biggest supporters of last year's Ukranian-developed shooter Metro 2033, but you'd be forgiven for not even having heard of it. Thankfully, THQ is promising a much bigger marketing push behind the upcoming sequel, Metro 2034.
Speaking to IGN, THQ executive vice president Danny Bilson promised that shortcomings with the first game would fixed because, "The sequel's going to get a lot more support than the first one got both from product development at THQ and marketing."
Specifically, Bilson mentioned that shooting mechanics, an area that 2033 was pinged on by some critics, will be better "to compete with the Call of Dutys." Bilson also emphasized that THQ wants the game to maintain its Russian roots:
"We don't want to mess with it and Americanize it. It's got its own point of view. Even though our guys in Agoura did a lot of the work on the fiction, this time it's still that vision. You're going to see a more polished game, you're going to see some crazy technology. We green-lit it before the other one shipped and you're going to see some of it at E3."
We'll definitely be reporting on Metro 2034 at E3 and hopefully earlier if we get a chance to check it out. Here's hoping this time around the game won't fly under the radar.
I have to play the first one yet but I heard it is pretty awesome.
Nice, Im still waiting for Metro 2033 to go down in price before I pick it up. I really want to play it but it seems theres always another game that Im willing to pay full price for and that eats up my game funds (Bulletstorm is next!)
"to compete with teh call of dutys"
I hope they don't try to hard to compete with Call Of Duty. They are 2 completely different types of FPS.
And I still haven't even played the first Metro yet...
i was a big fan of metro 2033...glad to see 2034 will get a bit more resources devoted to it
It's never a bad thing to promote a new game you want to sell well...
I knew about this game just didnt have the money to buy looks AMAZING though fallout fans would like i think.
muy bueno, the 1st game was dope. as you said, gunplay could have been more on point, but overall great game. gonna keep my eyes open for this one
haha must be a sequel. Never got around to playing the first one though...