The Russian adventures continue – the fourth Metro game is in development.
Back in May, THQ Nordic said that they are working together with Ukrainian 4A Games on an „upcoming, undisclosed AAA project.” That would be it: during the company’s financial report, Lars Wingefors, the parent company THQ Nordic AB’s CEO (they will rename themselves to Embracer Group AB on September 17, though) has confirmed that 4A Games is working on the next instalment in the Metro series. Wingefors did not say anything else.
Here, we should mention Dmitry Glukhovsky’s post on Facebook (as he’s the writer of the Metro books): „The Metro gaming series will be continued. [I’m] working on the story.” Glukhovsky released Metro 2033 in 2005. In 2009, he followed it up with Metro 2034, and in 2015, Metro 2035 also came out. 4A Games have placed all Metro games in the same universe – Metro 2033 came out in 2010 (for PC and Xbox 360), followed by Metro: Last Light in 2013 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC), and in February 2019, Metro Exodus launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store on PC. The first two games got an updated, Redux version in August 2014 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. (Both were also bundled together as the Metro Redux Bundle.)
As we do not know any more details at the moment, we can safely say that Metro 4’s development has to be in an early state, and thus, 4A Games has to make this game for PC, the next-gen Xbox (Xbox Project Scarlett) and PlayStation (PlayStation 5), with a possible release year of 2021 or maybe even 2022, meaning the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One is likely out of the question by then.