Login | Signup

Metro: Last Light Loses Multiplayer

Brendan Griffiths
4A Games, FPS games, Metro: Last Light, News, THQ

Metro: Last Light Loses Multiplayer

The multiplayer component of upcoming FPS title, Metro: Last Light has been cancelled. 4A Games made a statement via the game’s blog, citing a desire to concentrate on the single-player campaign as the reason.

The decision was made after E3, but has only just been confirmed publically. Despite keen fan interest for details about the multiplayer, the developers realised that the single-player experience was what fans really care about. While the game won’t ship with any multiplayer, we could still see something later on.

The devs said, “We don't like throwing away work though, it’s a project we could potentially return to after Metro: Last Light ships.” So it would seem almost a given that the multiplayer side of the game will see the light of day eventually. There’s nothing worse than tacked on multiplayer so we applaud 4A games decision to refocus their resources, as Metro: Last Light is looking pretty damn sweet so far. Check out my Gamescom Preview for my early impressions.


Add a comment2 comments
Breadster  Oct. 13, 2012 at 18:46

I would have liked to have seen multiplayer on it, just for a bit more to do in the game but I don't know what they could have done to make it unique and interesting. If they felt it would compromise the quality of the single player then fair play to them. I'm glad to see they don't feel so pressured to include a multiplayer component that they just put it on unfinished like a lot of developers seem to do. It's probably best for Metro's style anyway.

Actually thinking about it, it was co-op that I thought could be interesting, but even that would take away from the creepy isolated feeling you get in Metro, particularly when you venture above ground on your own.

Last edited by Breadster, Oct. 13, 2012 at 18:52
bggriffiths  Oct. 13, 2012 at 23:51

I was sort of thinking co-op too. Mainly because some of the gameplay videos I've seen show Artym (spelling?) with a partner.But yeah, nothing quite shatters a lonely post-apocalypse setting like a nattering buddy.

I think the pricing of the multiplayer DLC (presuming a bit I know), will be key, will players be willing to pay for something that at one point was going to be free on the disc. THQ could skirt around this by saying any cost would have been offset by the probable £7.99 online pass to play online. Saying that, that's only for second-hand players.

Email Address:

You don't need an account to comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.