It’s what their fans wanted, apparently.
Metro: Last Light will not ship with a multiplayer mode according to an announcement on the Metro website. The developers have revealed that they are 100% focused on the single player campaign and have explained why they omitted the multiplayer at launch.
The first game was known for its gritty single player campaign and most gamers I hope will not really be up in arms over this decision. There were concerns that the multiplayer mode would impact the single player negatively, but the developers have revealed that they haven’t really invested resources in the multiplayer.
“Throughout the development of Metro: Last Light a small, dedicated team had been working on a number of multiplayer prototypes. After E3, we decided to fold this multiplayer team back into the main group and focus 100% of the studio’s resources on the single player campaign. As a result, Metro: Last Light will not ship with a multiplayer component,” the studio 4A said.
“Fortunately, we never dedicated too many resources to the MP component beyond prototyping – it never entered full production. By making the decision when we did, we think the single player campaign will benefit as a result.”
“We feel this is the right decision for the game. We are gamers at the studio and really wanted to bring the world of Metro to life in a multiplayer environment. It was a decision made by us at 4A from the outset and THQ have since been supportive every step of the way, including our decision to put multiplayer on hold.”
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