Update November 9th, 12:31 p.m. CST: Since the publishing of this article on November 8th, the information on the official Metro website has been changed. The "2017" has been changed to a question mark, and instead of stating "the next Metro video game," it now says "An untitled Metro project." The new information is reflected in the screenshot below:
Deep Silver, the publisher of the Metro series, has also released the following statement via Twitter:
As the exclusive rights holder to videogames set in the Metro 2033 universe, Deep Silver has ambitious plans for the hugely successful Metro series.Luckily for fans of the series, this doesn't discount the existence of a new Metro title, it just pushes it back from the 2017 timeline originally reported via the official website.
But just to manage our fans' expectations - releasing the next Metro game in 2017 is not one of them.
When we have more news to share, we will.
You can read the original article and view the original screenshot of what the website stated below:
You can't say gamers don't also enjoy settling down with a good book. Today observant readers noticed an addition to the timeline on the official website for Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro series of novels, on which the video games of the same name are based. After the most recent entry into the book series, 2015's Metro 2035, a headline has appeared next to the year 2017 with the title "The next Metro video game."
As shown in the screenshot, it also gives the brief hint that "It all adds up to something. Where the books end their story, the game will pick it up. An era of great discoveries lies ahead…"
Metro 2035 is a possible title for the next game, as the first installment in the video game series took on the novel's name, Metro 2033. However, the second video game did not follow this same pattern, winding up instead with the name Metro: Last Light as opposed to the second book's year-based title, Metro 2034. The books and games also have an interesting relationship where the games are not so much based on the books, but rather they are intertwined together as part of one coherent storyline. According to the timeline, Last Light "is a bridge between two novels — Metro 2033 and Metro 2035."
What this new game will be called, or what it will hold, is something we'll just have to wait to find out.