The sequel to the underrated and really quite good Russian post-apocalyptic shooter Metro: 2033, will not have any multiplayer modes and will instead be a single-player experience only according to an announcement made today by developer 4A Games.
Back in E3 in June of this year, the publisher of the title, THQ, was waxing lyrical regarding the multiplayer side of things in regard to Metro: Last Light.
They obviously got too excited a little too quickly, as a blog post made on the official Metro website from the development team, reasons that the reaction to the E3 demo drove their decision to concentrate solely on the single-player experience.
Thankfully, the developer hadn’t made much headway with the multiplayer side of things and as a result, the title will not suffer a delay from its early 2013 release window as a result.
With many games implementing multi-player modes as poorly executed afterthoughts or getting rid of single-player game types altogether (yes, EA, I’m looking at you), what do you guys think of this? Are you happy that they’ve realigned their priorities in a single-player direction?
I certainly am; after all the selling point of the original title was it’s single-player mode and not some obligatory and generic multiplayer mode which would be forgotten just a few month’s after release.
Metro: Last Light releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 early in 2013.