Metro 3 won’t be released in 2017 according to Deep Silver

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Deep Silver  commented on the timeline of the Metro 2035 site suggesting a 2017 launch for the next installment of the post-apocalyptic video game. Its publishers have clarified there’s no sequel for the FPS planned for release in 2017, despite the Metro novel’s site suggesting otherwise, further stating that the website is incorrect.

“As the exclusive rights holder to video games 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.”

“When we have more news to share, we will.”

While the news suggesting the release of another engaging single player shooter game from the very popular Metro series had gamers excited for the title, the sudden revelation of the game’s cancellation has left them petrified as well as outraged.

The game based in a post-apocalyptic Russia follows the story of the latest novel in the series, Metro 2035.  While the previous releases of the game series had quite a few variations from the novels that they were based on, Metro 3 was supposed to break the custom and would have been similar to the actual story. The next book, Metro 2035, is coming out on December 10 and is available for pre-order now. The timeline on the book’s official site clearly hint at a new game coming in 2017 and it traces the story of the latest novel.

Nonetheless, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light are the two most under-rated modern shooters in existence. Centered in an irradiated storm with festering dirt clouding the vision, players have to elude mutants all while looking for a new rebreather — which all sums up to provide an intensified gaming experience. The series was undoubtedly a success. Metro 2033 was originally owned and published by THQ, which has since gone out of business and is currently owned by Deep Silver. They have worked on its sequel Metro: Last Night which is an updated version of the original.