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Metro devs say the war in Ukraine will influence the next Metro game

Published: 17:07, 24 January 2023
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4A Games say Metro themes such as conflict, power, politics, tyranny and repression are now part of their daily lives.
4A Games say Metro themes such as conflict, power, politics, tyranny and repression are now part of their daily lives.

Ukrainian developer 4A Games say they are embracing the hardships of war and weaving them into the next Metro game with a renewed purpose.  

Metro Exodus developers 4A Games have today shared a studio update blog post, where they talked about how the Russian invasion of Ukraine flipped their lives upside down, their current projects and more.

4A Games reveal that many of them lost their family members, friends and homes to bombings. Some developers decided to join the Armed Forces to defend Ukraine while others are still hard at work on unannounced projects, one of whom is the next Metro game. 

The studio say that all the hardships they are enduring since the Russian invasion of Ukraine started over a year ago have made them rethink what the next Metro game should be. They say the next Metro is changing for the better as they are weaving their daily life experiences into the game. 

"The next Metro game is also changing for the better. And not simply because of the circumstances we find ourselves in. We’ve never hidden the fact that the Metro series has always carried a strong political and anti-war message. Yes, we’ve always wanted to entertain and immerse you in our post-apocalyptic world but there’s also been a bigger story to tell. And the war in Ukraine has made us re-think what kind of story the next Metro should be about. All the themes of Metro – conflict, power, politics, tyranny, repression – are now part of our daily-life experiences. So, we’re embracing them and weaving them into the game with a renewed purpose."

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While the studio is hard at work on the next Metro, they have somewhat hinted that the reveal won't be coming anytime soon and that they will only show the game when it's ready. They also remind the players that their Kyiv studio and Ukraine-based personnel are working under horrifying circumstances so be patient Metro fans.

4A Games so far released three Metro games including Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light and Metro Exodus. The trilogy is critically acclaimed and considered as one of the best atmospheric and post-apocalyptic shooters ever. 

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