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Metro 2034 announced, and it's going to be 3D

3D seems to be the future, whether you’re wearing glasses or not, and THQ appears to be ready for it. Not only did their surprise hit, the post-apocalyptic FPS Metro 2033, use the tech in the PC version, but when the publisher revealed today that a sequel was in the works, the ingeniously titled Metro 2034, they made sure to note that it’s going to be 3D too.


Above: Metro 2033 in action

Apparently one of the reasons going for using the costly tech that very few people have access to is that it’s relatively cheap to do it in Ukraine, where the developer, 4A Games, is based. “"We're going to be doing a 3D version of that on Metro 2034 - the sequel. And there will be some engineering costs there, but that's in our lowest cost center in the world,” said THQ VP Danny Bilson. “Those games are unbelievably reasonable, they're built in Kiev."

Bilson also had an update for fans that have been waiting the last three months since the launch of 2033 for the DLC. He says the pack, which will contain new Achievements, modes, and weapons, is coming in “the very near future.” Yes, we’d prefer a date, but at least we know they haven’t forgotten about it.

Jun 29, 2010

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16 comments

  • Sicarius - November 26, 2010 5:27 a.m.

    'the ingeniously titled Metro 2034'? that is an unwarranted dig. The game Metro 2033 was based off the book Metro 2033. Metro 2034, a sort-of sequel to Metro 2033, follows Hunter as he travels through the Metro. So why wouldn't they call the game Metro 2034 when the game is based off the book Metro 2034
  • CH3BURASHKA - June 30, 2010 12:56 a.m.

    Sounds like they're bragging how cheap their slave labor is. I think 2033 can really benefit from the immersion of 3D; I don't think my wallet will, though.
  • Cleanser247 - June 30, 2010 12:28 a.m.

    3D?? Reminds me of what KillZone 3 is doing.
  • lovinmyps3 - June 29, 2010 11:58 p.m.

    They need a new title.
  • JohnDagger - June 29, 2010 8:51 p.m.

    For what the game was, I really liked Metro 2033. I couldn't care less what the graphics look like for the next one as long as they capture the same great atmosphere.
  • vinnie818 - June 29, 2010 8:48 p.m.

    4A games and Metro 2034/2033 has gained +1 internets
  • Doctalen - June 29, 2010 8:28 p.m.

    I don't want 3D, simply becuase it means I would have to buy new glasses, new tv, new stuff in general. On the other hand Metro 2034 sounds like a good 3D game. BTW, did any actually understand the point of the Dark Ones, I actually forgot about them half way into the game.
  • vinicusg.t.guedes - June 29, 2010 8:13 p.m.

    Actually for PC even old nvidia cards can handle 3d. I have an old pc with a 8800gt and it has 3d support, all you need is a 120hz+ display and a pair of nvidia goggles. Of course games play like crap on that video card, because you need a rig that can play a game at 120fps on 2d to play the same game with 60fps and 3d.
  • Jacko415 - June 29, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    YES A Sequal! BOO its 3D! YAY DLC!
  • Spybreak8 - June 29, 2010 7:57 p.m.

    Cool, I just got this game from Newegg 25 bucks new, not bad. For a PC version all you would need is a 3D video card, which I would assume would come with 3D glasses, and for a console version you'd need a 3D TV which costs way more than a 3D video card. Perks to PC gaming then? Eh It's a nice step but unlike the comparison from SD to HD, HD to 3D is a luxury in my boat, (opposed to a standard with HD).
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - June 29, 2010 7:08 p.m.

    I AM EXCITE
  • CandiedJester - June 29, 2010 6:51 p.m.

    So are we going to have to get any special stuff to play it in 3D? Because I kind of want to give it a try. But if I need a 3D television or something, it's not gonna happen. I really hate the 3d fad in movies and tv, but that they are starting to use it in games intrigues me. I think it would work a LOT better in the video game medium.
  • oufour - June 29, 2010 5:49 p.m.

    2D version? also, i hope this one is also for ps3. wanted to play this so bad but didn't get too. i've heard about a port coming next year, but i'm not sure it's still in the works.
  • SirDinkleman - June 29, 2010 5:49 p.m.

    Metro 2033 really engrossed me with its story but i hope that the gunplay gets an upgrade because it really sucked in 2033. Seriously every enemy was a friggin bullet sponge.
  • vinicusg.t.guedes - June 29, 2010 5:42 p.m.

    Having watched a world cup game in 3d (Brazil x Chile) and played some games using nvidia 3d tech, I must say that 3d is no gimmick. It's here to stay and it makes 2d games look boring and last gen. Some might say that the tech has been around for a lot of time, but in reality the tech to do 3d without polarizing lens (the tech used in movie theaters) is kinda new because it requires high refresh rates for both the screen and the gogles.
  • db1331 - June 29, 2010 5:13 p.m.

    I'm sure they will change the name to Metro 2033D. God I hope this 3D fad is over soon. I don't mind it in games nearly as much as I do with movies.

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