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Metro Series to Continue, Become More “Accessible”

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Earlier this week, the CEO of Deep Silver, Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, spoke about how their acting as the distributors of Metro: Last Light was a positive experience for them, after picking up the brand in the auction of THQ’s assets. He went on to confirm that the publisher had plans to work with developer 4A Games again, as well as to continue the Metro series. In the midst of all this positive news, the statement that seemed to garner the most attention was, “…we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience.

Accessible is a word that seems to be often bandied about by publishers and it is always met with the same reaction: ire. The internet had a fit, proclaiming that it was the end of Metro as we know it; that accessible is synonymous with simplification – we all know the script by now. This backlash prompted Deep Silver’s Global Brand Manager, Huw Beynon, to respond with a statement of clarification, in which they promised the loyal fanbase that those comments had been misconstrued and that they “would like to reassure the Metro fanbase that Deep Silver has absolutely no intention of compromising Metro’s unique DNA. We completely understand that it is the passion and evangelism of our fans that allowed Metro to grow from a cult hit to genuine, bonafide hit.”

The statement goes on to explain what was intended in the original interview:

“Deep Silver will  seek to make the world of Metro more accessible to a broader audience – through a commitment to ever higher product quality; through greater strategic investment in the brand; and, in the immediate term, through the release of dedicated Mac and Linux versions of Metro: Last Light. This is just the first stage of a broader initiative to bring Metro to a wider audience, without compromising the product’s strengths.”

Just another example of an overreaction to a misconstrued statement. It is good to have the clarification, but it should never have been necessary in the first place. The moral of this story is that, sometimes, it’s better to let cooler heads prevail than to immediately voice opinion.

Source(s): Joystiq, EnterTheMetro

Damien Lawardorn is an aspiring novelist, journalist, and essayist. His goal in writing is to inspire readers to engage and think, rather than simply consume and enjoy. With broad interests ranging from literature and video games to fringe science and social movements, his work tends to touch on the unexpected. Damien is the former Editor-in-Chief of OnlySP. More of his work can be found at https://open.abc.net.au/people/21767

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Telltale Games Catalog to be Removed From GOG Next Week

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Fans of the late developer Telltale Games should hurry to pick up its games quick, as PC players may not be able to buy the titles for much longer.

Digital retailer GOG has announced that Telltale’s game will be listed from the store’s website come May 27.

The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands, and Batman: The Enemy Within are just a few of the titles that will fall victim to the delisting. Tales from the Borderlands specifically was already removed from Steam sometime this week.

Fans of Telltale’s Borderlands spin-off have a sliver of hope however, as 2K says that it is working to bring the title back to digital platforms as soon as it can. A 2K spokesperson confirmed the news to Eurogamer.

“We are working to get Tales from the Borderlands back up on digital storefronts as soon as possible. All prior digital purchases of the game will of course still be honoured and supported.”

There is no word on if the same will happen over at Steam or other digital retailers, but fans should assume the worst. The internet-wide delisting is a result of Telltale’s demise late last year.

Though much of the Telltale catalog will be affected, its most influential title, The Walking Dead, will still be made available through the Epic Games Store.

Those who already own any of the games delisting next week should note that they will still be able to play the games as they please.

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