UPDATE: There has been an update posted to the Metro Facebook page this morning –
“You may have noticed some sites have reported that a new Metro game would be released in 2017. Deep Silver has released the following statement…
As the exclusive rights holder to videogames set in the Metro 2033 universe, Deep Silver has ambitious plans for the hugely successful Metro series.
But just to manage our fans’ expectations – releasing the next Metro game in 2017 is not one of them.
When we have more news to share, we will.
Thank you for your patience.”
ORIGINAL STORY: The next addition to the Metro 2033 universe has been announced and it’s arriving in 2017.
The news comes thanks to a website set up to advertise the English language release of the most recent Metro book. On that webpage, a timeline is created for the entirety of the Metro game and book universe and the final entry on that timeline is a Metro game coming in 2017.
Whilst very little is revealed about what that game will entail, it seems quite obvious that it will be a continuation of the of the story set out in the past 3 books and 2 games. “It all adds up to something. Where the books end their story, the game will pick it up.“
The release of a 2017 Metro title also bodes well for the health of the series as a whole after Deep Silver purchased the rights to the franchise from THQ, once they shut down. Now we just wait to see what announcement, images and teasers come next.