Developer 4A Games has declared that it is removing the previously planned multiplayer component from Metro: Last Light, so that it can dedicate its focus to the game’s single-player experience.

“Throughout the development of Metro: Last light a small, dedicated team had been working on a number of multiplayer prototypes,” reads an announcement on the developer’s blog. “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.

“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.”

Metro: Last Light is planned for release in 2013.

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