Metro: Last Light
Deep Silver Reveals New Metro: Last Light Release Date
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Metro: Last Light has been dated for a May 14th release, following the game’s acquisition by new publisher Deep Silver.

The 4A developed, atmospheric shooter was previously slated for a March launch.

“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,” said Koch Media CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz.

“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 Bill added, “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.”

You can read our latest Metro: Last Light preview here.


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Forum Posts: 74
Comment #1 by SilvereX
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 04:22:42 AM
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Damnit, I'm losing faith in this game.

It used to be that if a game was delayed, it was to give it extra polish. But nowadays, when a game gets repeatedly delayed, it's because it sucks and they're desperately trying to salvage it.

I think I might cancel my pre-order and just wait to see what the reviews are like.

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Comment #2 by Hybridchld
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 04:23:46 AM
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At least it has a date again.

In general I'm getting sick of squeals but I'm really looking forward to this.

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Comment #3 by Leviathan v2
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 04:25:05 AM
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nooooo :(

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Comment #4 by Hybridchld
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 04:27:54 AM
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@1 I'd say this delay was simply because of THQ dying.

When it went under the distribution plans would have come to a halt and there was no time to sort new channels in time for the original date.

The whole thing about using the time to improve the game is likely just them just trying to soften the blow and any improvements they do make would probably just mean there's day 1 patch.

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Comment #6 by I_Love_Ch33v0s
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 04:35:36 AM
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whats the matter? why so glum? the game never had a release date before anyway, it was a vague one.

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Comment #7 by My iron lung
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 04:47:22 AM
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Since Aliens delay dramas I'm a bit cautious about preordering now.

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Comment #8 by MilkyTee
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 04:54:24 AM
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Clearly, it's been delayed because of the studio transitioning from one publisher to another...

THQ went belly-up, and Metro was bought by Koch. There's a lot of paperwork involved there and/or maybe Koch decided May would be a better release window for the game, as it's less cluttered than March. The game will be great, of that I'm positive.

OT; happy to hear this. After not having the game cross my mind in months, I suddenly thought of it today, went to preorder and found out there was no definitive release date. What are the odds the launch day gets confirmed less than an hour later? lol.

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Comment #9 by mikefizzled
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 05:02:58 AM
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Hopefully people don't whine because Deep Silver is publishing it. Thank god the game finally sees the light though....
I'm funny I swear.

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Comment #10 by Nitnoid
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 05:28:22 AM
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@1 - By your reckoning, Bioshock: Infinite should really be a bomb then...

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Comment #11 by PledgedZebra4
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 05:38:11 AM
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Whatever the reason for the delay I'm sure they'll use the time to improve the game. These days many developers rush out sequels every 12 months (or less!). A quick profit seems more important to them than quality. I recently complained about yet another supposedly AAA title being released full of bugs. A guy asked what seemed, to him, to be a rhetorical question "Would you rather you had to wait to play it an extra couple of months?" Actually, yes. Yes I would. I'm a patient man. Have faith. This game will be worth the wait.

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Comment #12 by Cla55y
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 05:49:15 AM
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Please don't touch it deep silver. Leave it alone. Please please please don't fuck with it

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Comment #13 by deluxnugs
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 06:32:19 AM
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im sure they are not fuvking with the game, likely as was posted above, there was a transitioning time between the different publishers. at least now we have a release date and there is again hope. i cant wait for this game. best game of the year.

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Comment #14 by Blumpenstein
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 06:38:23 AM
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Fine by me. Got Bioshock in March on top of an already huge backlog so I might just be able to play this right when it comes out. It is deserving of that after all

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Comment #15 by The Bum-Mobile
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 06:56:01 AM
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Saw this coming. It must be a pretty dramatic shift when you're switching publishers when you're nearing the game's completion. Legally, anyway. I'm totally fine with this; I've got a few games spaced out over the next few months. Looks like Metro and Resident Evil in May!

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Comment #16 by cheevo360
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 07:19:57 AM
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That awesome. My birthday on 21st May and maybe have this game for my birthday present. Look forward this game. I am so glad Deep Silver pick it up and support this franchise when THQ is dead. :)

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Comment #17 by Vindicator51
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 07:25:33 AM
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Hopefully the delay isn't because of MP for the game.

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Comment #18 by deluxnugs
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 08:18:44 AM
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@ 17 if it's a coop mode ill b e fine with it. i actually should have some kind of coop, that is a good universe for a coop zombies/horde mode.

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Comment #19 by Zoron
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 10:54:07 AM
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I still really want to play Metro 2033.

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Comment #20 by gravelandx88
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 03:20:22 PM
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To bad there not making a Metro: Last Light Collectors Edition. I really have wanted a resin cast statue, lithographs, artbook and soundtrack.

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Comment #21 by WOLFkraut
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 10:19:36 PM
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I wouldn't be worried about this. If it was just another random delay, then yeah, maybe. But their publisher went bankrupt, so I'm not surprised at all, the game itself is likely still on track, they just have to figure out a new distribution plan. Hopefully the little extra time this gives 4A will only make the game better!

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US May 14, 2013
Europe May 17, 2013

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