Metro series developer 4A Games has confirmed that it is actively looking at incorporating a multiplayer mode for the franchise, thanks to its partnership with online gaming giants Saber.
Metro Multiplayer Is Now Being Looked At By 4A Games
Speaking in a lengthy post about the future of the Metro franchise on its official website, the company explained that it’s always been interested in crafting a multiplayer experience for Metro, but hasn’t had the opportunity due to 4A being a small studio.
The studio also acknowledged concerns that fans may have about a Metro multiplayer mode, but assured folk that they’re not looking into it just to tick a box or jump on a bandwagon. The core single-player experience will not suffer either, they assured.
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We’re also committed to ensuring that whatever we do, it’s not to the detriment of our single-player ambitions. We’ll need a dedicated team focused solely on the online component, and this is what our new partnership with Saber can bring; years of expertise, technology, and know-how to help us realise our ambitions.
Additionally, a reminder that it’s still early days – none of the thoughts above mean that the next Metro game will be multiplayer only; or that the next game will have single and multi-player in the same package. We are still figuring things out, but know that we are absolutely committed to more single-player, story driven experiences in the Metro universe that our fans have come to know and love.
4A Games also confirmed that Metro Exodus will be coming to the PS5 in 2021, and will offer a free upgrade for existing owners of the game.
[Source – 4A Games Official Website]