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Metro: Last Light will no longer include a multiplayer component when it launches early next year, developer 4A Games announced today on the game's official blog. Multiplayer had previously been revealed soon after the game's 2011 announcement, something the blog notes was "probably a mistake."

"Throughout the development of Metro: Last Light a small, dedicated team had been working on a number of multiplayer prototypes," the entry reads. "After E3, we decided to fold this multiplayer team back into the main group and focus 100% of the studio's resources on the single player campaign. As a result, Metro: Last Light will not ship with a multiplayer component." 4A Games believes that the game's single-player campaign is "what the fanbase cares about the most."

Whether multiplayer will be added post-launch as DLC or an update is uncertain. "Right now we're 100% focused on the single player campaign and not thinking beyond that. We don't like throwing away work though, it's a project we could potentially return to after Metro: Last Light ships."

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/12/metro-last-light-dev-removes-multiplayer-focusing-resources-on

Bueno! Screw tacked on MP.

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Right on!

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Good move, a game like Metro is better as a SP game imo, can't imagine it being all that much fun as MP

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I'm glad they did this. There's no need for multi-player in a game that focuses so much on the single-player experience.

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Thats one smart team of devs they have there.

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It's like Mass Effect 3. Nobody is going to buy it for the multiplayer if it's not CoD, BF, CS, etc.

I'm just glad they realised that and didn't end up forcing their players to play it to complete the game.

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I actually support this because assuming the gameplay is similar to the previous game, I wouldn't have any interest in a multiplayer aspect.

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I actually support this because assuming the gameplay is similar to the previous game, I wouldn't have any interest in a multiplayer aspect.

While it shouldn't have been a key component, it could have been a cool optional extra, such as you play a Metro Guard, in a small team defending the a Metro entrance from various waves of enemies.

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I hope there will be more stealth scenes.

The best parts of the first game were the stealth parts like hole station, the bandit stations and the front line.

Good riddance to a needless repetitive multiplayer mode

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Good, I couldn't have cared less about metro multiplayer, I like it for the singleplayer, glad they are focusing on that.

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While it shouldn't have been a key component, it could have been a cool optional extra, such as you play a Metro Guard, in a small team defending the a Metro entrance from various waves of enemies.

Did you even read the OP? You want them to do exactly what they said they didn't want to do. Ok.

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And there you have "single player is dead"... there are sensible developers still. Wonder what THQ management thinks about it, though.

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It annoys me that the announced reason for the delay to next year was the addition of multiplayer and now it turns out it won't be included at all. They should have been honest about the reason for the delay and this makes the studio look incompetent.

That said, I am still very much looking forward to Metro: Last Light. I thought that Metro 2033 was an excellent game and the early gameplay video they put out for the sequel looked great.

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