Publisher Deep Silver intends to “absolutely continue” with the Metro brand

Deep Silver, the new publisher for the Metro series, intends to keep pushing forward with the brand following Last Light success. Metro: Last Light went on to sell more units in its first week than its predecessor did in three months. With good reason too: the game was fantastic and if you haven’t tried either of them, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

In an interview over at Joystiq, Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz had this to say about the brands success and its continuation: “I’m very glad we acquired that brand. While it launched in a very dry space in the gaming calendar this year, it still got a lot of attention. Our ambition is to absolutely continue with that brand.”

He then continued to say something I found interesting and slightly scary for the series: “we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience.”

We’ve heard this from countless publishers and it rarely turns out well; just look at Dead Space 3. While it received good reception from critics, the fans were outraged. The same thing happened recently with the statements made about Dark Souls II. These things worry me, but if it doesn’t impede on how I have been playing and the overall standard the series has set, it doesn’t matter to me. If they do it right, we could just end up with more people to talk to about the game, which is never a bad thing.

Besides that, Kundratitz added that they are still going to be working with Dmitry Glukhovsky, who holds the license for the work based off his novels. Kundratitz says “[Glukhovsky] is a great contributor. Also, going forward, as he has been very positive contributing to the last game – I think he can play an active role for whatever comes in the future.”

After this, you must be wondering: is there another Metro game coming? Not yet. Deep Silver has yet to announce a new Metro game, but Kundratitz confirms that it will be in the future from Deep Silver. The company also plans to continue the series along with the original development team of 4A Games.

What do you think? Excited for more Metro in the future or was Last Light the end of the tunnel for you?

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