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Metro: Last Light Round Up – Linux Release Planned

Publisher Deep Silver confirmed on 23 August that its FPS video game Metro: Last Light will not be the final cog in the Metro series. Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO Deep Silver, has revealed that the series will be continued.

The series will “absolutely continue,” Joystiq quoted Kundratitz. “I’m very glad we acquired that brand. While it launched in a very dry space in the gaming calendar this year, it still got a lot of attention. Our ambition is to absolutely continue with that brand and we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience.”

The game is a sequel to Metro 2033 video game and is set in the universe created by Russian author, Dmitry Glukhovsky. The publisher is said to share a good rapport with the Russian author, who is the license holder, which will help the retention of the franchise’s identity, VG247 reported.

“It is true with a license you have to be aligned with the license holder. In this case it’s [Metro 2033 author] Dmitry Glukhovsky who holds the license and he’s a great guy. He enjoys the game, the success of the game and we have a good relationship,” Kundratitz continued.

“He is a great contributor. Also, going forward, as he has been very positive contributing to the last game – I think he can play an active role for whatever comes in the future.”

Though no announcement on the next Metro game has been made, Kundratitz confirmed that it will be working with Ukraine-based 4A Games for developing the game even in the future.

Meanwhile, a NeoGAF user, gngf123 reportedly spotted a Linux version of the game on Steam’s database. This version is likely to be released in the future. Guido Eickmeyer, creative director at Deep Silver hinted that, “there is a good chance” of Linux versions coming for current and future Deep Silver games.

Metro was acquired from THQ for about £3.8 million ($6 million) after the latter went bankrupt. It was previously titled Metro 2034 but was later changed to Last Light and was released on 17 May 2013.

A version of the game is reportedly being developed for Sony’s next-generation video game console, PlayStation 4, but the release date hasn’t been disclosed yet.

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