In an official update on the Metro: Last Light website, THQ has announced that the game will not ship with a multiplayer component, but will focus entirely on the single-player experience.

“Throughout the development of Metro: Last light a small, dedicated team had been working on a number of multiplayer prototypes. After E3, we decided to fold this multiplayer team back into the main group and focus 100% of the studio’s resources on the single player campaign. As a result, Metro: Last Light will not ship with a multiplayer component,” read the announcement.

“Your response to our E3 demo made it very clear that although there was a lot of interest and intrigue around Metro’s multiplayer, the single player campaign is what the fanbase cares about the most.”

It was also revealed that a small possibility exists that the multiplayer component will be released after the game ships, as DLC or a patch, but no further details about it were given.

“Right now we’re 100% focused on the single player campaign and not thinking beyond that. We don’t like throwing away work though, it’s a project we could potentially return to after Metro Last Light ships.”

Metro: Last Light is still scheduled for an early 2013 release on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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