That story about word of a new Metro coming in 2017? Yeah, the publishers have responding with a statement saying that sure, they're planning another one but nah, don't expect such a thing next year. Where a site for the original Metro novels once said 2017 would bring a new game following on from Metro 2035, it now talks about "An untitled Metro project" due in "?". Gosh, what ever could that be?
Metro publishers Deep Silver lobbed this statement at Facebook yesterday afternoon:
"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."
Aw, you big teases. And that's 'video games', two words, thank you.
The novels' site had previously said "Where the books end their story, the game will pick it up". That is now changed to "But the Metro saga doesn’t end where the books leave us..." What a mystery!
In the meantime, you can re-read Wot We Thought of 2010's Metro 2033 and 2013's Metro: Last Light, as well as their revamped 'Redux' rereleases from 2014. Short version: they're decent first-person shooters set along the subway lines of post-apocalyptic Moscow, filled with smashing bleak atmosphere.