4A Games, the creators of the Metro franchise, are exploring multiplayer as well as a new series according to a new update from the developer.
The update, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Metro 2033, talks a fair bit about the franchise and the steps the devs are taking to bringing Metro Exodus to the Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5 next year. They are skinny on the exact details, but tease that players should expect higher framerates, increased resolution and more, including ray tracing.
However, the team is looking beyond Metro Exodus to what is next for the studio, and one word sticks out: Multiplayer.
The studio was bought by Saber Interactive earlier this year, and through that partnership the 4A team is looking at multiplayer in the Metro universe.
At the same time, our partnership with Saber will allow us to explore something that has always been an ambition for 4A Games, but something we have never been able to commit to until now: a multiplayer experience in the Metro universe.
As a small studio we have never been able to do justice to these ambitions, and our ideas have never made it beyond the prototype phase. But with Saber’s experience in online gaming, we are now actively exploring multiplayer concepts that will offer a new way to experience the world of Metro.
The team cautions anyone who thinks this is just a "box-ticking exercise" and that the team is really looking at exploring a true multiplayer mode with the franchise, as well as ensuring this does come at the cost of its singleplayer ambitions that have made the studio's games popular.
The team at 4A also teased a new IP, with the goal of becoming a "multi-project studio." While nothing has really been revealed about the new IP, its setting and whatnot, it'll be interesting to see what they come up with as more info becomes available down the road.
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