Contrary to report that surfaced earlier this week suggesting that the next game in the popular Metro series would release in 2017, Deep Silver confirmed via the game's Facebook page that it's not happening.
"As the exclusive rights holder to videogames set in the Metro 2033 universe," the post reads "Deep Silver has ambitious plans for the hugely successful Metro series. But just to manage our fans' expectations – releasing the next Metro game in 2017 is not one of them."
The rumors of a 2017 release were spawned from the website metro2035.com, which is promoting the next book in the Metro series that serves as source material for the video games. On Tuesday, that website had this in its timeline.
Today, that same section of the website looks like this:
There were a few problems with this rumor in this first place, which is why we reached out to Deep Silver & 4A Games when it was first reported. For one, it's difficult to believe that a book publisher has intimate knowledge of a video game series, even if they're about the same thing.
The other major problem is that developer 4A Games is already working on an upcoming VR title called Arktika.1. If you haven't heard much about it, it's literally all their Twitter account posts about.
At any rate, this sits as a marked disappointment for fans of the series who were hoping for another installment at long last, but it looks like the next Metro game will release in 2018 at the earliest, and perhaps much later, given the tone of Deep Silver's post.