4A Games getting an update on his future projects, ensuring that they are still being developed. However, things have changed since Russia invaded Ukraine last year, and the team is working hard despite harsh circumstances.
The war in Ukraine affects the next Metro title, which was confirmed to be in development back in 2020, “for the better.” “We have never hidden the fact that the Metro series have always carried a strong political and anti-war message. Yes, we’ve always wanted to entertain and immerse you in our post-apocalyptic world, but there’s a bigger story to tell as well. And the war in Ukraine has made us rethink what kind of story the next Metro it should be approx.
“There are all themes Metro – conflict, power, politics, oppression, oppression – now part of our daily life experiences. So, we embrace them and weave them into the game with renewed purpose.”
Although this is the “most important thing” for the studio right now, he also wants to manage expectations, especially considering the situation for his studio in Kyiv. At this time, there is no other news on his projects, and they will be “ready when they are ready as we continue to channel all of our passion, best efforts, and craft into them.
“Just like you, we’re really looking forward to the day when we can share more information about them. The goals for our projects that we posted in our last update remain the same.”
The next Metro game is being developed on Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC. It includes an overhaul of Engine 4A and the studio’s renderer to “take advantage of the new power, storage and hardware ray tracing provided by the new consoles.” As with previous titles, it will be a story-driven single player experience.
4A Games is also working on a multiplayer experience set in the Metro universe, although it will have a dedicated team separate from its single player title. Stay tuned for more details and updates in the coming months.