Developer 4A’s Metro: Last Light seemed like it was going to be lost in time and developmental limbo after THQ announced bankruptcy. Luckily for fans of the Metro series, Dead Island publisher Deep Silver picked up the game when THQ’s assets went up for sale.
Its original release date of March took a hit back to May after the sale, but in an interview with VG24/7, Deep Silver Global Brand Manager Huw Beynon says the delay is only because of administrative shennanigans and not a setback in the game’s actual development.
“Obviously the release date has been pushed back a little bit as the studio re-engages with a new publisher and tries to figure out QA, submissions and all the stuff you have to do behind the scenes. We’ve not lost too much time on the development of the game, and it’s essentially going to be the same product we planned to release in March. We’re just really excited it’s not been too traumatic for the studio, and I am confident that when the game comes out it’s going to be great.”
That definitely sounds like good news for fans, as what we’ve seen so far seems to bring back the bleak and engrossing environment from Metro: 2033. As of right now, you’ll be able to catch Metro: Last Light on May 14th in America and May 17th in Europe.