And a little delayed.
Before THQ went bankrupt and sold off all of its assets, 4A Games were planning to release Metro: Last Light in March, but their new publisher, Deep Silver, announced today that the game will now be released on May 14th in North America and May 17th in Europe instead.
Speaking about the delay, Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media (Deep Silver’s parent company), said:
“The new release date is the ideal way to strike the balance between bringing the best out of Metro: Last Light and not keep the fans waiting longer than necessary. We won’t leave that time unexploited and will work closely together with 4A Games to make the game even better. It will receive all the attention it deserves.”
Deep Silver’s International Commercial Director, Menno van der Bil, had this to say about the new release date:
“Since it has been made public that we took over the Metro franchise, the fans keep asking for a release date. Now we can finally announce when they will be able to get their hands on the game! We would like to thank all of the Metro fans for their patience. And we can assure them that we have a lot more coming their way with the franchise.”
We’re going to have our hands full in March and April with games like BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Defiance, Dead Island Riptide, Star Trek and Gears of War Judgment, so I’m ok with 4A taking extra time to polish things up. A better game in the end is worth a few more weeks of waiting.