Metro author Dmitry Glukhovsky has revealed plans to release a new entry in the post-apocalyptic FPS series.
“The Metro gaming series will be continued,” the novelist said in an Instagram post. “Working on the story.”
The first entry in the Metro game franchise, 2010’s Metro 2033, was based on Glukhovsky’s book of the same name. The author also contributed to 2013 sequel Metro: Last Light and the most recent release, February 2019’s Metro Exodus.
In May, THQ Nordic called Metro Exodus “the largest game launch so far in the history of the group”, noting that it had “performed in line with management’s expectations and has recouped all investments in development and marketing”.
It also revealed that it had signed a new development agreement with Metro studio 4A Games for an upcoming, “still undisclosed AAA-project”.
Speaking on Wednesday during a financial results presentation, THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors said of 4A Games: “I’m very happy to have them as an external studio within Deep Silver and they continue to work on the Metro franchise.”
Accompanying presentation slides listed 4A Games’ upcoming title as “top secret”, but Glukhovsky’s comments suggest it could be the next entry in the Metro series.
4A Games has been working on two Metro Exodus story expansions, set for release this summer and in early 2020.
Providing updates on several of its key properties on Wednesday, THQ Nordic said a new Saints Row game is in development at Volition Studios, while Dambuster Studios (Homefront: The Revolution) has replaced Sumo Digital as the developer of Dead Island 2.
THQ Nordic also said TimeSplitters co-creator Steve Ellis has joined the company to “help plot the future course” for the franchise, which it acquired in 2018.