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Metro 3 Coming in 2017, Set After Metro 2035 Novel

by Kyle Hanson


UPDATE: Deep Silver has responded to this news, essentially saying that the website is incorrect. “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.”

Original Story: The Metro series of games has been a breath of fresh air for the shooter genre. Based in a post-apocalyptic Russia, the series features some of the more engaging single player experiences in the genre. We’ve had two games so far with Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, and now a third and possibly final game has been announced alongside the English release of the final novel: Metro 2035.

The novels have actually had quite a few differences from the games that are based on them, and this new game will likely be similar. In fact, it’s not yet clear that the game will be called Metro 2035, with the website simply saying that “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 series has had great success, but also some rough patches behind the scenes. Metro 2033 was originally owned and published by THQ, which has since gone out of business. Deep Silver now owns the rights, and has released updated versions of the original game, and its sequel Metro: Last Light.

While we have very little info on what this new game in the series could be, it is exciting to know that we’ll be heading back to the Moscow underground some time in 2017.

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