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