By Michael McWhertor on May 22, 2014 05.22.14
Developer 4A Games is re-releasing its two Metro games — 2010's Metro 2033 and last year's Metro: Last Light — and bundling them into a single package: a "true director's cut" of those titles called Metro Redux. Created in-house at the Ukrainian studio by some 80 people over the course of a year, Metro Redux for Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, SteamOS, Windows PC and Xbox One will be a "complete remaster," according to publisher Deep Silver. The original Metro 2033 has been rebuilt in the engine developed for its sequel, Last Light, according to Deep Silver brand manager Huw Beynon, bringing with it a host of improvements that affect its visuals and gameplay. Metro 2033 is getting an all-new lighting engine and performs better on lower end PC hardware, Beynon said. It will also borrow a...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Dec 05, 2013 12.05.13
The 7th Guest and the Solitaire trap Our latest feature focuses on how Trilobyte co-founder and The 7th Guest creator Graeme Devine plans to escape his success making card games and return to scaring people. Why game developers are joining mass demonstrations in Ukraine Members of the studio behind Metro: Last Light, 4A Games, are joining other developers to help protest the Ukrainian government's rejection of a closer integration with the European Union. Crytek, Double Fine, Vlambeer and more join ID@Xbox dev program Microsoft announced the first wave of indie developers for its ID@Xbox program, which includes studios such as Crytek, Double Fine and Vlambeer.
By Samit Sarkar on Oct 15, 2013 10.15.13
Metro: Last Light's Chronicles Pack, the fourth and final piece of the game's DLC season pass, launches today on Windows PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, publisher Deep Silver announced today. The add-on costs $4.99 in North America, £3.99 in the U.K. and €4.99 in Europe. Owners of the $14.99 season pass can download the Chronicles Pack at no additional cost. Three new single-player missions featuring fan-favorite characters from Last Light — Anna, Pavel, Khan and Ulman — are included in the Chronicles Pack. In addition, the DLC includes the multi-barreled bicycle shotgun, which is a recreation of a weapon designed by a fan of the game. You can watch a trailer for the Chronicles Pack above, and see eight screenshots below.
By John Funk on Jul 17, 2013 07.17.13
A new launch trailer for the Metro: Last Light DLC Faction Pack shows three missions from three different perspectives. The Faction Pack puts the player in the shoes of members of the game's three primary factions. As a member of the Polis Rangers, the player must retrieve valuable artifacts from the irradiated surface that dangerous mutants call home. A sniper in the communist Red Line is tasked with aiding his enemies during an attack on a neo-Nazi Reich base. The third mission stars the player as a heavy soldier in the aforementioned Reich in the middle of an all-out battle. The Faction Pack is available now for $4.99.
By John Funk on Jun 05, 2013 06.05.13
A post-release trailer for 4A Games' post-apocalyptic shooter Metro: Last Light was the hard work of a single production artist working on the game. Alexander "Monakh" Bereznyak, originally hired by 4A Games as a capture artist, worked on Last Light as the lead technical artist for the game's production team. All the while throughout the development, though, he was working on a promotional trailer for the game on the side. Titled "Mobius," the trailer is a snapshot glimpse of a single moment in a raging battle as mutated monstrosities flood the tunnels of the metro quarters where survivors eke out a day-to-day existence. In our official Polygon review, we found Metro: Last Light a rewarding experience that made it worth putting up with some nagging technical issues.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on May 16, 2013 05.16.13
Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe is joining indie developer Pixelbionic as creative advisor on its upcoming vehicular combat game, Autoduel. A new Nintendo Direct will hit tomorrow morning focusing on Wii U and 3DS games coming this summer. Sony released a teaser trailer for Panopticon, an unannounced title set in a futuristic totalitarian world. Electronic Arts is moving into MOBA, according to a website listing unannounced competitive title Dawngate. Former THQ president Jason Rubin shared an article yesterday saying Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games suffered hardships and poor working conditions during the game's development — and 4A responded, saying that while conditions weren't the best, the team's passion drove them forward. Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe returns to...
Speed Run: Ace Attorney 5, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Shadow of the Eternals, Watch Dogs, Metro: Last Light
By Alexa Ray Corriea on May 13, 2013 05.13.13
The next Ace Attorney game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies, is coming to North America and Europe this fall as a downloadable title. We went hands-on with The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and think it's a refreshing spin on the franchise that still remains true to its roots. Precursor Games took the crowdfunding campaign for Shadow of the Eternals to Kickstarter. Watch Dogs' lead story designer weighs in on the role of surveillance and social networks. Our Metro: Last Light review points out a few technical hiccups with the game but details an experience worth having in spite of them. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies coming to 3DS in NA and Europe this fall Third time's the charm: hands-on with The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Precursor Games takes Shadow of...