Single Player only, for now.
Last night, on the Metro: Last Light website, developer 4A Games announced that the small team dedicated to the multiplayer side of the game had been brought over to help focus on the single player campaign, meaning Metro: Last Light will no longer include any multiplayer.
“Throughout the development of Metro: Last light a small, dedicated team had been working on a number of multiplayer prototypes. 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.
Your response to our E3 demo made it very clear that although there was a lot of interest and intrigue around Metro’s multiplayer, the single player campaign is what the fanbase cares about the most.”
They didn’t reveal what the multiplayer was going to include, as there is a possibility they could revisit the idea of adding it to the game after the game launches in early 2013. With a game like Metro: Last Light, I don’t think competitive multiplayer would have been a very good idea, but I could see some form of co-op working nicely.
What do you think would have been better for Metro: Last Light, competitive multiplayer, co-op or just leave it as a single player game? Let us know in the comments below.