Metro: Last Light Outsells Metro 2033 In First Week
Developer 4A Games' home of Kiev, Ukraine is far removed the mega-development hubs of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Austin, Texas. Kiev isn't in the hustle and bustle of London or the busy game nexuses across Canada.
Perhaps its remote location is why the ideas the studio infused into Metro: Last Light feel so fresh in comparison to a lot of what is being produced today. The gaming community has recognized the brilliance of what Deep Silver and 4A Games are offering, making Last Light a huge success.
The title has sold more in its first week than THQ-published predecessor Metro 2033, released in 2010, has sold to-date at retail in the US.The title currently sits at a Metacritic score of over 80 across platforms, and has been selling fantastically in Europe.
This news comes only two weeks after publisher Deep Silver was criticized by former THQ president Jason Rubin for a number of things, including the promotion the game received. More content is coming for Last Light in the form of a single-player narrative expansion, a challenge mission, and not yet detailed creation tools.
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- On Windows® PC, the game more than tripled Metro 2033's worldwide sales over the same opening week period
- In the US, Metro: Last Light sold through more boxed units in its first week of sale than Metro 2033 has managed lifetime to date
- Across all formats worldwide, Metro: Last Light has sold more units in its first week of sale than Metro 2033 managed in 3 months
- Metro: Last Light has shot to #1 in the weekly charts in multiple European territories including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, and also in the UK, where publisher Deep Silver recorded their fourth straight week at number 1
Metro: Last Light has garnered praise from players and critics alike, with all three formats enjoying a Metacritic score of 80+ and a slew of 9 / 10 reviews from GameSpot, Official PlayStation Magazine, Joystiq, The Escapist and more.
“Metro: Last Light is Deep Silver's most critically acclaimed game to date,” said Menno van der Bil, International Commercial Director at Deep Silver. “We are delighted with the deserved critical and commercial success the game has achieved, and hope that this success represents a statement of intent for future quality titles from Deep Silver. We would like to thank 4A Games for their talent, passion and commitment in helping us reach this milestone."
“4A Games are honoured by the reception our latest project has received,” said Andrew Prokhorov, Creative Director at 4A Games. “We are a small but dedicated team who are lucky to have been given the creative freedom and support to make the kind of experience we dream, as gamers, of playing. Our work on Metro: Last Light continues with new single player DLC, and we look forward to revealing future projects from the team. We want to thank all the Metro fans for support we have received.”
Deep Silver announced earlier this week that 4A Games will support Metro: Last Light with a series of original single player content packs throughout the summer. Metro fans can pre-purchase all future DLC at a discount with the Season Pass, now available on Steam, the Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft and the PlayStation Network for €14.99 / $14.99 / £11.99 / 1200 Microsoft Points. The Season Pass also grants an additional weapon, the deadly Abzats, a semi-automatic shotgun rifle with a devastating secondary fire mode that unleashes six shells in one blast.
The Season Pass will include:
- The ‘Faction Pack’ and the ‘Chronicles Pack’, featuring new, original single player gameplay that expands on the Metro: Last Light universe and story
- The mysterious ‘Tower Pack’, a unique solo challenge to Metro veterans
- The ‘Developer Pack’, giving creative players some interesting tools with which to explore the world of Metro...
Metro: Last Light is available now for PlayStation®3, the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows® PC .