Shooters haven’t been known for their strong, single-player aspects in recent years. But that changed in 2016. DOOM was another stellar shooter from Bethesda.

Battlefield 1 bucked its recent franchise trend thanks to a focus on War Stories. It’s multiplayer still vastly overshadows its single player, but Battlefield 1 was at least respectable this go around.

Titanfall 2 is widely praised for its short, but fun story. Hell, even Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s single player was well received. I’ve seen people say it gives them Mass Effect vibes and can’t wait to dive into it myself.

For a genre that is multiplayer first, story second – 2016 is a refreshing year. 2017 has a good chance of continuing where 2016 left off. Bethesda is delivering another story-heavy shooter in Prey.

And today, we learn the popular Metro series is getting another game.

Based on a trilogy of books authored by Dmitry Glukhovsky, the Metro series follows the last survivors of a global nuclear holocaust as they live in the Moscow Metro.

The final book, Metro 2035, will be released in English this holiday. But it’s what appears below that on the official website promoting the book that has fans of the franchise excited. Take a look.

future Metro game

The website says 2017, but publisher Deep Silver is telling everyone to pump their brakes today. Here’s a statement the publisher issued via the game’s official Facebook page:

As the exclusive rights holder to videogames set in the Metro 2033 universe, Deep Silver has ambitious plans for the hugely successful Metro series.

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.

Thank you for your patience.

A look at the website now shows the references to the game were deleted, and so was the 2017 date. Either Deep Silver didn’t want their game revealed, or someone was a little careless with dates. Probably a combination of both. Deep Silver did come out quickly to clear up a 2017 release date for a new Metro game.

A new game is undoubtedly in the works, but Deep Silver isn’t ready to talk about it yet. If the 2017 date does end up being correct, maybe we see our first glimpse at The Game Awards on December 1st?

You can finish up the Metro story for yourself when Metro 2035’s English edition releases on December 10th.

How do you like the recent trend in strong, single player games? Which shooter’s single player did you enjoy the most so far this year?

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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