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Metro video game pub refutes plans for a 2017 series sequel (update)

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Metro site says new game coming in 2017

A new Metro game is coming in 2017 that will pick-up where the books leave off, according to an official site for the property.

However, publisher Deep Silver refutes that in a comment to Polygon.

"As the exclusive rights holder to video games set in the Metro 2033 universe, Deep Silver has ambitious plans for the hugely successful Metro series,” a spokesperson said. “But just to manage our fans' expectations - releasing the next Metro game in 2017 is not one of them.

“When we have more news to share, we will. Thank you for your patience"

The Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Metro trilogy kicked-off in 2005 when Metro 2033 was published in Russian. But that original book didn’t hit the U.S. until 2010, the same year that the title was turned into a video game by developers 4A Games.

Metro 2034 was published in 2009, followed by Metro 2035, which wrapped up the trilogy in 2015. The game Metro: Last Light, which was published in 2013, was designed as a bridge between the first and last book.

A website for the trilogy, which appears to be marketing the English translations for the book and the coming of the English version of 2035 in December, notes that “the next Metro video game” is coming in 2017.

“It all adds up to something,” reads the entry for the game, which has no name. “Where the books end their story, the game will pick it up. An era of great discoveries lies ahead ... “

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The Metro trilogy and games are all set in the Moscow Metro, where the last survivors of a global nuclear holocaust live their lives. Each underground train station becomes the capital of an independent, often warring state. The original first-person shooter game was well received in part because of its unique setting and the added twist that bullets were also a form of economy in the game.

The site also allows viewers to read an excerpt of the coming translation of the final book.

Deep Silver owns the rights to the games, which it purchased from THQ after the company’s collapse.

4a games, which developed all of the previous Metro games, is currently working on an Oculus title called Arktika1. In 2014, the company announced that it was working on “unannounced titles within the Metro universe.”

Update: This story and headline has been updated to reflect Deep Silver’s comment.