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Metro 2033 sequel in the works for 2017

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Given today, Metro 2033 actually sounds like a viable paradise. The series of games based on the popular Russian novels take place in a world where Russians are forced to seek refuge in the country’s subway systems, afraid of the radioactive wasteland that lies above. It’s a shooter with a lot of brains, horror and tension, and it looks like we’re finally getting that third entry sooner rather than later.

According to a listing on the novel’s website, developers 4A Games are working on Metro 2035 for release in 2017 (confusing I know). The website clearly indicates that a videogame adaption of the latest novel has been in development for sometime, which isn’t surprising given 4A’s silence since the rather stellar remasters of the first two games.

Since then they’ve announced Arkita.1, a Oculus exclusive shooter that was one of two projects the studio was working on. At the time, 4A creative director Andriy “Prof” Prokhorovoctober had this to say about the other project:

“It’s not holding the other project up – with our new Malta studio we are a much bigger team, and it is better for us to have multiple projects, for our own independence and creativity. We’re not ready to talk about the other project just yet, but we think you’ll like it. So please be patient!”

A new Metro always seemed likely, especially since the final book will tell the story of Artyom well beyond Last Light. But if you’re hoping for the game to catch you up, you’ll be slightly disappointed. It seems the website claims Metro 2035 will take place after the events of the final book, and instead continue the narrative in a new medium. “It all adds up to something. Where the books end their story, the game will pick it up,” the site teased. “An era of great discoveries lies ahead…”

I’m all for that, considering just how immersive and different both previous Metro titles have been. Leaning more into RPG tropes and feeling like a proper survival game at times, it’s a shooter with real thought baked into its design. And if that’s maintained, there’s a lot to be excited about.

Last Updated: November 9, 2016


  1. Andre Fourie

    November 9, 2016 at 09:07

  2. HairyEwok

    November 9, 2016 at 09:14

    And at the year 2035 they’ll do a remaster.


  3. RinceThis

    November 9, 2016 at 09:27

    Woooot! Loved the other two!


  4. Nikola

    November 9, 2016 at 09:40

    Tried playing the remaster, really did not enjoy the games, gameplay was just too slow did not like the shooting. Which is unfortunate as it seems to story is really interesting.


    • Admiral Chief - N7

      November 9, 2016 at 10:07

      Well to be fair, if you are in a dark mutant infested tunnel….surely you’d be taking it slow to make sure you survive?


      • Nikola

        November 9, 2016 at 10:18

        No like I don’t mind the slow moving around and slow pace to the game just the shooting felt sluggish I don’t know slow hard to explain really did not enjoy it.


        • Admiral Chief - N7

          November 9, 2016 at 10:25

          I think it fit perfectly with the setting. Any other game I’d agree with you


          • Thorsten

            November 9, 2016 at 10:48

            Yup two of the best game in my opinion. Loved the Metro series.

  5. Spathi

    November 9, 2016 at 10:07

    Donald Trump has just been given the keys to the US nuclear armament, so I’ll definitely play the Metros in preparation of what will come! WHOOOOOOOOT!!


    • Nikola

      November 9, 2016 at 10:16

      hahahahah good one LOL!


  6. Dungeon of JJ

    November 9, 2016 at 10:11

    Was a pretty good book. Some really excellent parts and then some other parts where the writer seemed to trail off on rants that just made it sound like he was trying to get personal points across through his book that had no relation to the story.
    There were some awesomely creepy parts too that I think the game actually captured quite well too.


  7. Deceased

    November 9, 2016 at 10:55

    Oh please, please, please let this happen!!!

    PEOPLE!!! Pray to your verious gods – if sacrifices need to be made, do it – though, I’m not giving you permission – but the world needs this… WE NEED THIS!!!


  8. Peter Pan

    November 10, 2016 at 07:52

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