New Metro Game Releasing in 2017, Metro 2035 Site Reveals (Update)

November 8, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Update: Deep Silver has issued a statement on Twitter, revealing that the next Metro video game isn’t releasing in 2017:

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: According to the website for the next book in the Metro series, Metro 2035, a new Metro video game is releasing in 2017, and it will pick up where the book leaves off.

As part of a timeline at the bottom of the site, “the next Metro video game” is listed for 2017, with the description saying, “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…”

Last month, developer 4A Games put out a letter to the community, addressing those who may have been disappointed by the announcement of their Oculus Touch virtual reality game, ARKTIKA.1. As it turns out, 4A Games is working on two projects right now, and the second (likely the Metro sequel) sounds as if it’s coming to both consoles and PC.

Originally released in 2015, with an English version coming in December 2016, Metro 2035 completes the trilogy. As the description shows, it’s a standalone story from the books and games:

The final part of the trilogy takes us back to Artyom and his struggle to get the people back to the above world they once ruled. This is a standalone story that can be read independently from the previous books and games — yet for those who have been following Artyom from the very beginning, Metro 2035 crowns the saga in its own way. Characters of all the books and games meet here, their destinies intertwine, and everything you knew about the world of Metro is turned upside down…

The Metro 2035 site also says, “Discover a story that can never be squeezed into video games — and get a head start before the sequel arrives.” It later says, “The novel trilogy inspired a trilogy of video games.”

What do you think the next Metro game will be called?

[Source: Metro 2035 via Gematsu, Reddit]