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Metro 2033 sequel, Metro 2034, announced

Metro 2033 sequel, Metro 2034, announced

Metro 2034 doesn't have a firm date or platform yet, but will be a 3D compatible title.

THQ has announced a sequel to post-apocalyptic shooter Metro 2033, revealing also that it will be a 3D compatible game.

Danny Bilson, THQ's core games boss, dropped the news to CVG at E3, where Nvidia were already showing a demo of Metro 2033 running in 3D.

Bilson said that the higher engineering costs that accompany 3D technology will be offset by the "unbelievably reasonable" price of producing games in Kiev, Ukraine.

Titled Metro 2034, the game currently has no release date nor definite platforms, though the original was available on both Xbox 360 and PC and so it’s likely the sequel will follow suit.

You can check out our review of Metro 2033 for more information on the original, but suffice it to say that it was very dark and dreary. Fans of the game will be pleased to hear that the first DLC pack for the original will be released in "the very near future", according to THQ.

Are you pleased to hear the news of a 3D sequel to Metro 2033, or have THQ simply developed a case of sequelitis and jumped on the gimmicky bandwagon that is 3D? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Jack_Pepsi 30th June 2010, 12:36 Quote
I hope they improve the performance of the game, I'm still holding out for a DX11 before I start playing Metro 2033.
Boogle 30th June 2010, 12:57 Quote
Can't wait! Love this game.
barndoor101 30th June 2010, 14:06 Quote
no-one sprained any muscles coming up with that name
GravitySmacked 30th June 2010, 14:24 Quote
They need to sort the combat out. I found 2033 very atmospheric but the combat was clunky to say the least.
fatty beef 30th June 2010, 15:00 Quote
"Bilson said that the higher engineering costs that accompany 3D technology will be offset by the "unbelievably reasonable" price of producing games in Kiev, Ukraine."

haha, touche

Though thats pretty impressive that the Ukraine is beginning to have the educational level and infrastructure to support technology/software development.
Zeus-Nolan 30th June 2010, 16:33 Quote
well since its based on a book called 2033 and there is a sequel to that book called 2034 it was bound to happen :P
Aterius Gmork 30th June 2010, 17:31 Quote
Let's hope the games don't follow the pattern of the books:

The first book was good, it had a new and interesting idea and followed the apocalypse pattern throughoutly. The second book on the opposite threw all good things the first book built up out of the window for a terminator-esque follow up story. Metro 2034 was awful.

If the game's storyline follows the book's storyline the game cannot be any good.
Elton 30th June 2010, 22:38 Quote
Compared to STALKER though, this is peas.
Unknownsock 1st July 2010, 10:35 Quote
Oh god i can't wait.
Although i agree that this game could have been alot better, it was still amazing in my book.

Let's hope its more sandbox style this time. And several more RPG elements.
I wanna see some of the back story and the setting within the actual station aswell.
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