Metro Exodus devs working on new Metro game with multiplayer, as well as brand new AAA IP

Written by Neil Soutter on Thu, Aug 13, 2020 5:40 PM
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The parent company to THQ Nordic, Embracer Group, have recently announced that they have acquired several studios including the developers of the Metro series, 4A Games, and the team behind the Insurgency series and Day of Infamy, New World Interactive. Both of these studios are now independently part of Saber Interactive, who Embracer Group bought in February this year, and both studios are also working on new titles.

4A Games announced they are working on another Metro game after Metro Exodus, with the author of the original book series Dmitry Glukhovsky on board as writer, as well as a “brand new AAA IP that leverages its decade of experience on developing the Metro series.

Dean Sharpe, the CEO of 4A Games, said: “Embracer Group and Saber Interactive are the perfect partners for 4A Games and for our next phase of growth. Together we will continue to build on the Metro franchise and will focus on bringing a multiplayer experience to our fanbase. We look forward to building a new and even more ambitious AAA IP in the near future.

So decrypting all that sounds like a new Metro game with some sort of multiplayer is in development, which I’m not sure what to think about. We could see some sort of asynchronous multiplayer like Death Stranding, or maybe even just the addition of online co-op. Whatever it is, I hope it keeps in line with the solo adventures of the previous titles, and doesn’t dilute the tone or atmosphere of them either.

But a brand new IP that’s not set in the Metro franchise at all is very intriguing indeed. Will it be another sort of single player apocalyptic adventure? Or something else entirely? Time will tell, and we surely won’t be hearing any more about it soon.

Finally, aside from 4A Games and New World Interactive, Embracer also acquired DECA Games, Vermila Studios, Rare Earth Games, Palindrome Interactive, Pow Wow Entertainment, and Sola Media.

What do you think? Are you excited for a new Metro game? How do you feel about multiplayer being implemented? And what do you think could their non-Metro game be? Let us know!

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Exodus was amazing like the rest of the series, but for the love of whatever is left in that wasteland, don't add MP...

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Dont add multiplayer please, just focus on a nice story like metro exodus, im waiting for their next ip

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12:23 Aug-17-2020

honestly speaking being able to traverse the entire Metro and bits of Moscow upstairs with actual mates would be totally cool. maybe they can make it like the original Pitch where you have to essentially play it as an RPG making decision

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12:26 Aug-17-2020

as to what kind of a station you are, decide if you have fighters, engineers, traders, Farmers, (i am suggesting entertainers since the 2nd game did that well) decide which faction you line up with for politics, itll acctuly be a pretty coo

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12:28 Aug-17-2020

cool game, and then the best part make long journeys into the unknown being forced to make longer and longer jouneys as you keep stripping the surronding for resources or or maintain the route for faster travel maybe make your station like

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12:30 Aug-17-2020

really cool safe heaven or treat it like **** and abondon it completely more like a thives hide out or ranger's base. the world of metro has some really cool potential. Dimitry the author would be more than happy to help em flesh it out

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20:52 Aug-15-2020

Oh great, other people ruining my experience.

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15:59 Aug-14-2020

Honestly why even bother with MP we all now its going to be abandoned after 3 months of the game release, better use all the resources into single player, does THQ Nordic have anything with this decision?

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12:02 Aug-14-2020

I think they might go the way of "Game as a service" like Ubisoft with The Division. Hopefully this doesn't end up like Anthem where idea and world look good but terrible execution.

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11:17 Aug-14-2020

Even if they add multiplayer, despite our pleas not to, hopefully they will make it a separate part of the game and not the main focus.

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07:15 Aug-14-2020

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00:05 Aug-14-2020

Ok so first they removed all the Metro from Metro (Exodus is pretty much all on a train and open sandboxes). Then they are going to add MP?


Congrats Metro is now gonna be a generic MP shooter game. Its gonna be like COD with gasmasks.

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22:41 Aug-13-2020

Please no multiplayer


Just focus on a really good story. Like you guys have done before. Please 4A

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18:55 Aug-13-2020

if its coop and local it would be cool

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21:11 Aug-13-2020

You know, sometimes I forget about co-op. Whenever I see multiplayer I go "ugggghhhh." I'm always assuming PvP. But when co-op is done right it can be pretty good.

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02:07 Aug-14-2020

yea i really dont know why is it so hard making coop, like why dont they just do it like how dying light did it, just singleplayer story mode but with a buddy

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18:13 Aug-13-2020

Dont add multiplayer please, just focus on a nice story like metro exodus, im waiting for their next ip

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18:03 Aug-13-2020

Exodus was amazing like the rest of the series, but for the love of whatever is left in that wasteland, don't add MP...

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