Metro: Last Light was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2013. Very well done.

Little-known developer 4A Games really proved themselves, and the good news is that Deep Silver CEO Klemens Kundratitz told Joystiq that they will stick with the acclaimed series. Remember that Deep Silver acquired the Metro IP from THQ when the latter company sunk.

Said Kundratitz:

"It's been a positive experience. I'm very glad we acquired that brand. While it launched in a very dry space in the gaming calendar this year, it still got a lot of attention. Our ambition is to absolutely continue with that brand and we will also, in the next phase, look to making it more accessible for a broader gamer audience."

Of course, that "more accessible" part is what makes gamers cringe. A game like Metro: Last Light required a cool head and a steady hand; making it accessible to a "broader audience" usually means more action, more guns and more stupidity in general. But hey, at least the series will move forward, so it has a chance. Let's just hope it retains its singular appeal… Please, please don't wreck it!

Related Game(s): Metro: Last Light