Two New Metro Games In Development, Single Player And Multiplayer
The Metro series has been going strong for ten years and four main-series shooter games, and 4A Games appears to have even more planned for the popular post-apocalyptic saga. For the series’ 10th anniversary celebrations, the developer rolled out a number of plans it has in store on the company’s blog, foretelling the arrival of two new titles set in the games’ fictional Russian wasteland.
Firstly, 4A teased an all-new entry in the Metro series, a “story driven” and “single player experience” that is already in active development. Continuing, the studio shared their current aim for the new project, confirming its arrival for “Gen 9 consoles and PC” as well as “a complete overhaul of our engine and renderer to take advantage of the new power, storage, and hardware supported ray tracing afforded by the new consoles.”
As a studio, we want to constantly push ourselves to create bigger and better games, but we also listen to what the fans are saying, and we know what’s important to you. We take our responsibly to the franchise seriously, and we think you’ll be excited our plans for the next chapter.”
Secondly, 4A Games also unveiled plans for a new Metro multiplayer experience, an effort said to have “always been an ambition” among developers. While it could potentially appear so on the surface, 4A assured the project isn’t being pursued as “a box-ticking exercise” or part of a “trend or bandwagon,” rather as an experience that “makes complete sense in the Metro universe.” The endeavor was also stressed as being its own entity and would not be “to the detriment of [the studio’s] single-player ambitions.”
The decision to explore more “multiplayer concepts” came about following 4A’s recent acquisition by Saber Interactive, which offered up the company’s noted “experience” with numerous online titles. “We’ll need a dedicated team focused solely on the online component,” 4A Games explained. “And this is what our new partnership with Saber can bring; years of expertise, technology and know-how to help us realise our ambitions.”
With all this said, 4A Games underlined that “it’s still early days” with regards to its new Metro single-player and multiplayer titles. The online experience is mentioned as being a separate project, but the end product could still result in a standalone multiplayer title or a combination of “single and multi-player” in the same game. “We are still figuring things out,” 4A assured. “But know that we are absolutely committed to more single-player, story driven experiences in the Metro universe that our fans have come to know and love.”
What do you think? Are you excited about the announcement of a new Metro game, or are you still making your way through Metro Exodus? How do you feel about a multiplayer game set in the Metro universe? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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