After acquiring the Metro IP from THQ for $5.9 million in January this year, Deep Silver almost immediately started work to finish the Metro: Last Light game in time for it’s May release. Unsure what’s going to happen with the franchise, Deep Silver have confirmed that they’ll “absolutely continue with that brand” and hope to make it “more accessible for a broader gamer audience.”
Metro: Last Light didn’t do too well in May this year, though it did top the charts kicking Dead Island: Riptide from the top as well as smashing it’s predecessor’s sales records, it landed in a bit of a dry spell for gaming.
Speaking with Joystiq at Gamescom last week, Deep Silver CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz told them that they’re sticking firm with the franchise.
“It’s been a positive experience,” he said. “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.”
Sadly however, Kundratitz made it absolutely clear that he wasn’t hinting at Deep Silver announcing another Metro title any time soon but just making us aware that there’s certainly a warm spot for the Metro brand and the company has plans to work with Metro developer 4A Games in the future.