Plans to make the series “more accessible” to a broader audience in the works.
Deep Silver made two extremely wise purchases when THQ was auctioning its franchises, namely Metro and Saints Row. Both have turned out to be huge successes with their sequels, Metro: Last Light and Saints Row IV. While Saints Row V is a no-brainer, CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz confirmed when speaking to Joystiq that the Metro franchise would continue as well.
“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 and we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience.”
And while making something more accessible might always ring warning bells, Kundratitz has revealed that 4A Games has a good relationship with the author of the books, which will help the franchise retain its signature charm.
“It is true with a license you have to be aligned with the license holder. In this case it’s [Metro 2033 author] Dmitry Glukhovsky who holds the license and he’s a great guy. He enjoys the game, the success of the game and we have a good relationship. He 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.”
While a new Metro game hasn’t been announced, Metro: Last Light continues with DLC packages like the recent Faction Pack which add to the single-player experience.