Metro Book Series Author Confirms Involvement with the Next Metro Game

Following the confirmation of a sequel to Metro Exodus, Dmitry Glukhovsky, author of the Metro book series, has confirmed his involvement in the next game’s story via Instagram.

The last Metro game that Glukhovsky was involved in was Metro: Last Light, which was released back in 2013. Additionally, Glukhovsky was involved in Metro 2033‘s story. In his place, Andrew Prokhorov took care of Metro Exodus’ story. There’s no word on if the next Metro game will be based on another Metro novel or not.

The Metro book series kicked off back in 2002 with Metro 2033, followed by Metro 2034 in 2009, and Metro 2035 in 2015. The novels were extremely popular in Russia and they weren’t as popular in North America. Since Glukhovsky wasn’t involved in writing Metro Exodus, it’s unclear if he was working on another Metro novel.

Metro Exodus launched back in February and it went onto have THQ Nordic’s largest launch in the company’s history. Additionally, The Two Colonels, the game’s next DLC, will be shown off at Gamescom next Monday. With its incredible graphics and atmosphere, Metro Exodus is up there as one of my favorite games of the year. Between its new DLC and the game’s sequel coming in the next couple years, I’m so excited to experience more of what the Metro series has to offer.

While we wait for the next Metro game, Metro Exodus is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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New Metro Title Confirmed to be In Development at 4A Games

Following the release of Metro Exodus in February of this year, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver announced that the studio was already hard at work on its next project. While they didn’t say at the time of this announcement what this next game would be, today, we’ve now apparently figured that out.

During THQ Nordic’s investor presentation earlier today, it was stated that 4A Games’ next title will indeed continue to be rooted in the Metro franchise. Since founding in 2006, the studio has worked exclusively on the franchise and has to this date released Metro 2033Metro Last Light, and Metro Exodus.

Considering how much of a success Metro Exodus was for Deep Silver and THQ Nordic, it shouldn’t come as much of a shock that the franchise will be continuing. Exodus was the biggest launch that THQ Nordic has ever had when it released earlier in 2019. The series is only continuing to get bigger and better as time goes on and with the prospect of next-gen platforms arriving next year, it should be interesting to see what 4A Games can do with the shooter series next.

As of now, Metro Exodus is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. At the time, 4A Games is still working on the game’s expansion pass content which is set to continue staggering out into 2020.

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Metro Exodus Expansion Pass Content Revealed

Following the release of Metro Exodus earlier this year, Deep Silver and 4A Games have today announced details of the game’s upcoming expansion pass.

Metro Exodus is set to receive two new pieces of DLC as part of the expansion pass, each of which will focus on characters other than that of Artyom, the protagonist in the main game. The first of these two new content drops, called The Two Colonels, will arrive this summer and will follow the story of Colonel Khlebnikov as he works his way home towards his son underneath the city of Novosibirsk. This narrative is then seen through the eyes of Colonel Miller a year later and will feature new environments and new weapons like the flamethrower.

The second piece of add-on content is called Sam’s Story and will be arriving early in 2020. This DLC story will follow a United States marine named Sam who is looking for a way to get back home and find out if his family is still alive. Sam’s Story will take place in what is said to be a survival sandbox level that is based on Vladivostok.

Per usual with DLC of this kind, both stories will be available for purchase separately or as part of the expansion pass for Metro Exodus. Currently, the expansion pass for the game will set you back $24.99. While individual prices for each additional chapter haven’t been given yet, I’d imagine they’re each about $14.99.

If you’re looking to finally pick up the base game of Metro Exodus, it’s available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Metro Exodus Developer Has No Intention to Abandon PC Gamers

Metro Exodus developer 4A games can’t seem to get a break. Following a decision made by Koch Media and Deep Silver to move Metro Exodus to Epic Games Store as a one-year timed exclusive, their work is taking the brunt of the blow. In a recent comment, developer 4A games has reaffirmed that the decision to move to Epic Games Store was out of their control and they will always plan for PC versions of the game — despite a statement from a developer in their ranks.

The comment was prompted due to anger among the community following a standalone statement from a 4A developer. In a statement from his personal account on a Russian forum, an employee from the studio gave a soft threat that if Steam supporters boycott purchasing Metro Exodus due to the exclusivity deal with Epic Games Store, the next Metro game would not come to PC.

This was obviously not taken well among the community at large, who feels jaded by the fact that the game — which had been available for pre-order on Steam for an extended period — was being moved to a new marketplace. The move was called “unfair” by Valve in a statement on the game’s page, which would later get “review bombed” en masse in Steam.

Therefore, in order to clear the air, developer 4A Games (via the official Metro Exodus Twitter account) issued a statement moments ago:

First, 4A Games reaffirmed the previously announced note that the decision to move the upcoming title to Epic Games Store was a business decision by Koch Media and Deep Silver alone. As they mentioned before, they had no part in those plans.

More directly, they don’t deny that the mysterious forum writer was in fact a 4A Games employee. However, they do note that the comments in no way reflect the opinions of the whole studio or Deep Silver, but instead were borne of the “hurt and disappointment of a passionate individual” watching goodwill fade behind a project they have worked on.

Even better, 4A Games noted that they “have every intention of continuing this franchise, and a PC version will always be at the heart of [their] plans.” In any case, if you were concerned that the studio would be pulling their games (present or future) from the platform, you have nothing to worry about. Of course, like the shift to Epic Games Store, the business decision of such a promise may be out of their hands.

If you are looking to support 4A Games in the face of the backlash, Metro Exodus is available on February 15 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. You can pre-order the game here on Amazon if you haven’t already. Meanwhile, take a look at the brand new Uncovered trailer below that explains the premise of the game and series:

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[UPDATED] Metro Exodus Author Appears to Be Conflicted on Epic Games Store Exclusive Shift

Update: It appears that Dmitry Glukhovsky has added more opinions on the matter, both positive and negative.

When told that the move was really bad decision on the part of THQ Nordic, he seems to come to their defense saying that he didn’t believe Steam “gives [a] shit”:

why? I think Epic will everything to help, and I did not have an impression that Steam gives shit

He even seems to dunk on gamers that aren’t comfortable on switching stores. A commenter was discussing the weird dissonance between the game’s announcement celebration and those rallying against the game for having to switch storefronts. According to Glukhovsky, the complainers “because they want to download for free and are looking for an excuse.”

However, he makes it a point that the management decisions are not on him:

I am not responsible for publisher’s business decisions, I do my own little thing – imagine worlds

Original reporting follows:

There’s been a lot of chatter about Metro Exodus being made an Epic Games Store exclusive, enough for some people to be against the idea of limiting the PC version of the title. Some are also for the move stating that Valve’s Steam finally has some competition. Of course, what does the author of the Metro 2033 universe think of this?

Dmitry Glukhovsky, the writer of the Metro 2033 novels —that the games are based on— and Co-Creator of Metro Exodus has expressed his thoughts on the platform shift in an Instagram post on his glukhovsky profile. He posted a new photo featuring the train that we’ve seen in the trailers recently, with the caption, “Apparently the Steam was not enough for our steam train”. You’ll find the original post embedded at the bottom of this post.

While not much, dipping into the comments finds a mixed response with users defending the move, others against it. It appears as if Dmitry responded to a users comment as shown in the below Reddit screenshot via Game Watcher. The user commented saying, “Lol you’re killing your own franchise” to which Glukhovsky responded, “no, I am standing by and watching it being killed”. However, the response has since been deleted, but we can see the response below.

That post from Dmitri Glukhovsky though…. from r/metro2033

It certainly seems as if the author is none too happy, although more detailed reasons why are not known.

If you’re wanting to be up-to-date on this situation surrounding Metro Exodus, then on January 28, publisher Deep Silver announced that Metro Exodus would be an Epic Games Store exclusive, at least for a year. Steam pre-orders would still be honored. Steam dubbed the move as “Unfair” to customers. Today we’ve learned that Koch Media, the Metro IP holder were the ones responsible for the shift to the Epic Games Store. Additionally, physical PC copies of the title will now ship with an Epic Key.

Metro Exodus is due to launch on February 15 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.


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Apparently the Steam was not enough for our steam train // Выпускаем пар!

A post shared by Dmitry Glukhovsky / Глуховский (@glukhovsky) on Jan 30, 2019 at 12:51am PST

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Physical Metro Exodus Pre-Orders Will Grant You a “Creatures of Post-Apocalyptic Russia” Poster

After a week of reveals, 4A Games and Deep Silver announced their last reveal for this week today stating that all physical pre-orders for Metro Exodus will come with a panoramic poster. This poster features all of the creatures you’ll be faced against in the upcoming post-apocalyptic first-person title.

The poster features a large range of creatures that are shown in their habitats. Additionally, the poster includes a numbered list with each creatures species name. Next to the creature is the corresponding number.

No dimensions have been revealed yet, but you can view the poster below both in the gallery and also through the official Tweet.

The title of the poster is, “Creatures of Post-Apocalyptic Russia”, and is included with “all first-run physical copies of Metro Exodus, in both Standard and Aurora Limited Editions”. Those who have already pre-ordered a physical copy from any retailer will still get the poster included when they go to pick it up.

Regarding platforms, all Xbox One pre-orders, be that physical or digital, will get a free copy of Metro 2033 Redux. PS4 pre-orders, digital or physical will include a dynamic theme, and all PC pre-orders, both Steam and physical, will get a digital art book and the OST.

The planned week of reveals is now over, with Monday announcing that Metro Exodus will launch with a photo mode for all platforms. Then we saw a story trailer that was narrated by the protagonist’s wife, Anna.

We also saw the limited by very lovely looking Artyom Custom Edition version of Metro Exodus. Yesterday we saw a documentary series launch which goes into the history of 4A Games and the game’s development.

You’ll find yourself playing as Artyom who attempts to flee from the post-apocalyptic wasteland with his band of Spartan Rangers as they all search for a better life. The game is a first-person story-driven title which takes place in an open-world inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky.

If you want to pre-order Metro Exodus you can do so through Amazon. It’ll be available February 15 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

Metro Exodus Creatures Map tease

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