The lights are on
Metro: Last Light released just this past May, and Deep Silver is happy with its success. So much so, the company plans to stick with the series in the future.
Even the darkness and despair that accompanies Metro couldn't keep players away. At Gamescom, Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz confirmed to Joystiq that Deep Silver was happy with how well Metro: Last Light sold and that the company considers the series part of its future.
"It's been a positive experience," Kundratitz told Joystiq. "I'm very glad we acquired that brand. While it launched in a very dry space in the gaming calendar this year, it still got a lot of attention. Our ambition is to absolutely continue with that brand and we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience."
While Kundratitz made it clear that he's not announcing a new entry, he did express optimism about Metro's future and Deep Silver working again with 4A Games.
For more on Metro: Last Light, check out Jeff M.'s glowing review.
Seeing a publisher confident in its relationship with a developer and a franchise's future is refreshing. Although this isn't confirmation that a new game is in the works, it does show Deep Sliver's faith in the franchise as having a future with the company. In an industry where the future always seem uncertain, especially when moving to a new console generation, this is a good sign. Now we just need to wait and see what happens.
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If they can keep up the atmosphere and don't mess it up, I'm on board! Love the Metro games.
Deep Silver has put a bad taste in my mouth considering what they did to Saints Row 4 and charged $60 for a DLC added a couple of things and minor changes to the landmark, and slapped IV on it pretending its a full game. Maybe they should stick to their own IP's just saying and I don't care what folks say there's rising heat on them for SR 4 right now talk about rip off
Last Light was definitely one of the better shooters I've played in the last couple of years. I really loved that the environment topside kept me on my toes. Can't wait to see how the next game might turn out.
I really liked the second installment of Metro but felt the first captured the desperation and fight for survival. Also, I felt like Last Light was way easier than 2033, I died so many times playing 2033 I can't even remember. Either way, it's good to see Deep Silver show a continued interest in the Metro franchise.
I don't see why not, it's done well so far, so they could certainly branch out beyond the books.
If it is just like Metro 2033 and Last Light it's fine with me. If they make it more open world that'd be awesome.
I'm really hoping before they make a game explaining what happens to Artyom and the Dark Ones after Last Light (probably when Glukhovsky writes 2036) they make an adaptation of 2034. A game staring Hunter would be amazing. I'm not to concerned about the "making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience." part since I'd imagine that most people are playing the games for the story (gameplay isn't that great).
Also, does anyone know if the movie coming out is based off of the first book or just going to be its own story?
That is awesome I loved Metro: Last Light it was one of my favorite games this year and it's even better to know that Deep Silver won't abandon it.
I'm really glad that Deep Silver is continuing to support this wonderful series. They are quickly becoming one of my most respected publishers around. I'm glad that they were the ones to scoop up 4A Games and Volition. They're obviously the right people for the job, and I hope that they continue to build their repertoire.
Darn. And no one considered a sequel to Ride to Hell? (parody comment)
"and we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience."
uh oh! be careful....
"...and we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience."
Note to self: Don't buy the next Metro.
Glad to hear it. I wouldn't mind seeing some Metro on next gen.