There aren’t that many video games based on movies that are super successful and I’m not talking about Spec Ops: The Line, or Bioshock which were inspired by Heart Of Darkness and the works of Ayn Rand respectively. I mean games that are an adaptation of source material like The Witcher and Metro series, which are coincidentally the only games like that that have seen mass market success.
With The Witcher mostly wrapped up that leaves us with the Metro series and, according to Polygon,the next Metro game could be out as early as next year.
The Metro series is a set of stealth based action games where players explore the Moscow metro which is now home to the remaining populace after a nuclear bomb destroyed the surface. Players control Artyom as they explore the metro while hiding and fighting Nazis, mutated animals and a mysterious race called the Dark Ones. The games saw positive critical reception with Metacritic giving the two games an 81 and 82 respectively. Like I said above the games were based on the similarly titled series by author Dmitry Glukhovsky.
So far two-thirds of the Metro book series have made it stateside with the final book, Metro 2035, slated to come out this December. While fans of the book series can rejoice that’s not the only thing that was shown. On the book’s site, there is a timeline of the franchise’s history and right below impending book’s release, there is a mystery listing saying that more is coming.
Currently, the site doesn’t mention anything about a game or a 2017 release but it does say that something beyond the books is coming.
But the Metro saga doesn’t end where the books leave us… An era of great discoveries lies ahead!
It all adds up to something. Where the books end their story, the game will pick it up. An era of great discoveries lies ahead …