‘Metro: Last Light’ No Longer Shipping With Multiplayer

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 3:34 pm,

No Metro Last Light Multiplayer

It’s been a while since we last heard about Metro: Last Light. It’s been even longer since we heard about the game’s multiplayer. Unfortunately for those interested, THQ and 4A Games have decided to scrap the elusive multiplayer component.

The decision to cancel Metro Last Light‘s multiplayer came shortly after E3 2012, THQ revealed today. Developer 4A Games had a small team working on the game’s multiplayer, but it eventually “decided to fold the multiplayer team into the main group.” According to 4A, the decision is rooted in reactions to the game’s E3 demo. While supportive of Metro multiplayer, fans were clearly more interested in the game’s singleplayer campaign.

This doesn’t mean Metro: Last Light (or any other future Metro games, for that matter) won’t have multiplayer. In a small Q&A on the game’s website, 4A hinted that Metro multiplayer may yet see the light of day.

“Right now we’re 100% focused on the single player campaign and not thinking beyond that. We don’t like throwing away work though, it’s a project we could potentially return to after Metro: Last Lightships.”

4A further revealed that Metro’s multiplayer was originally an internal decision, and did not stem from publisher THQ. However, because the multiplayer concept never got past the prototyping stage, single player development wasn’t negatively affected. This suggests the multiplayer component didn’t play a part in the game’s delay to 2013.

As fans of the first game will tell you (myself included), there was always a sort of cautious optimism surrounding the idea of Metro multiplayer. Metro: 2033 excelled thanks to its claustrophobic environments and strong sense of isolation – qualities that would have been hard to replicate in a multiplayer environment. While I won’t exactly miss the idea of multiplayer, I can think of one thing the team could should have been working on instead: porting Metro: 2033 to the PS3.

Metro: Last Light releases in early 2013 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. A Wii U version is not planned.

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TAGS: 4A Games, Metro: Last Light, PC, PS3, THQ, Xbox 360

  • Alter

    good it was not needed

  • DarthMalnu

    This is awesome news… maybe everyone will start learning that not absolutely every game requires a multiplayer component to make it worth while. (probably not though)

  • ATG

    Didn’t think this game would have multiplayer anyway, and it shouldn’t.

  • Conner

    Great news! Multiplayer ruins every horror game series.

  • Matt

    I didn’t even know Last Light was going to have MP in the first place. I think it’s a good thing that it won’t have MP because I feel like it would’ve been Spec Ops: The Line all over again with crappy, unnecessary, and tacked-on MP.

  • jwalka

    mp as in co-op doesnt sound that bad, but garbage like tdm is just plain stupid and a waste of time/resources.

    the reason everyone is adding mp to their games is b/c they try to appeal to kids who go straight for mp rather then play a proper sp game. think of how much better bioshock 2 and dead space 2 would have been had there not been a pointless mp addition to the game, or how refined the batman games would have been without a trashy leaderboard challenge area thing.

    if they where to add mp into games that didn’t really need it, it should be like hitman absolution, where it is only there to further the fun and not a waste of time (for everyone) or resources.

    • Ken J


      I agree, co-op would have been fun, but not really needed, I’m interested in the single-player more. But hopefully if they do release a multiplayer in the future, it is a co-op mode…

      • Alter

        they can do co-op after they pass the books

  • tato

    i agree with the article by stating that metro las light should be focusing in comming out for the ps3

  • Guardian

    Wasn’t even aware they were eveloping multiplaer for this.

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