Here’s something you may or may not have noticed on the PlayStation Store, the pre-order for Metro: Last Light has been completely pulled. It used to be that you could find it in the PSN Pre-Orders section on your PS3, and typing Metro: Last Light into the Sony Entertainment Network Online Store now nets you zero results, with the corresponding page also removed.
With the rights to the Metro franchise sold off to Deep Silver/Koch Media, it’s possible that the game was taken down so that a new listing could be re-submitted with them as the new publisher, with it also being possible that it was delayed.
A few retailers have shifted their release dates from 3/31/2013 to 12/31/2013, and Deep Silver themselves have said that “it will take some time to complete the transition for Volition, Saints Row and Metro,” and that Metro: Last Light has “no official release date yet. Stay tuned!”
A third plausible option for the pull is that the PSN pre-order was also meant to come with a free copy of Homefront. With Crytek now holding the rights to the Homefront franchise, it’s unlikely that Deep Silver/Koch Media will be able to still offer that bonus.
We’ve reached out to Deep Silver asking if we may see Metro: Last Light re-appear on the PlayStation Store sometime soon and whether or not Homefront will be offered with pre-orders. We’ll update you on what we hear back.
Did you pre-order Metro: Last Light on the PSN and receive any sort of comment from Sony regarding a release date shift? Or maybe a refund? Or anything else about the game? Feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or let us know in the comments below.