Developer 4A Games has announced that Metro: Last Light will no longer include a multiplayer component when it releases early next year.
In a post on the game’s official blog, the developer noted that “throughout the development of Metro: Last light a small, dedicated team had been working on a number of multiplayer prototypes. After E3, we decided to fold this multiplayer team back into the main group and focus 100% of the studio’s resources on the single player campaign. As a result, Metro: Last Light will not ship with a multiplayer component.”
The post continues “although there was a lot of interest and intrigue around Metro’s multiplayer, the single player campaign is what the fanbase cares about the most.”
4A Games noted that they’re “100% focused on the single player campaign and not thinking beyond that.” Yet went on to say that they “don’t like throwing away work though, it’s a project we could potentially return to after Metro: Last Light ships” ‒ meaning multiplayer could still be added post-launch.
The developers “really wanted to bring the world of Metro to life in a multiplayer environment” but admit that “it was probably a mistake to announce it when [they] did.” Fear not though because they “never dedicated too many resources to the multiplayer component beyond prototyping ‒ it never entered full production,” and “by making the decision when [they] did, [they] think the single player campaign will benefit as a result.”
How do you feel about the multiplayer being removed from Metro: Last Light?