Metro: Last Light unaffected by THQ sale

Development on sinister Soviet shooter Metro: Last Light was unaffected by the collapse of former publisher THQ, according to new publisher Deep Silver. The German firm grabbed the Metro series as well as Saints Row when the contents of THQ's large and metaphorical cupboard was put up for auction.

Last Light had been aiming at a March release date, but will now debut on May 14th. That short delay is just to sort out all the boring boardroom stuff, with production continuing into the final stages with nary a hiccup.

"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," Deep Silver's Huw Benyon told VG247.

"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. I'm just really glad we can be showing it again and hopefully reassure people it's coming soon."

Metro: Last Light is the sequel to cult classic Metro 2033, and launches for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on May 14th.

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Release Date: 15/03/2013