The next video game in the Metro franchise releases next year, according to a website for Metro 2035, the final novel in Dmitry Glukhovsky's book series.

The website features a timeline of when Metro's books and video games released, including the events of each one. "The next Metro video game" is pegged for 2017, and its description reads, "It all adds up to something. Where the books end their story, the game will pick it up. An era of great discoveries lies ahead." This makes it sound like the game would take place after the events of Metro 2035, which is set to release in English this holiday.

We've contacted publisher Deep Silver for comment on the next Metro game's release date and will update this article as we hear back.

The last game in the series, Metro: Last Light, was released in 2013 and received a score of 9/10 in GameSpot's review. Critic Kevin VanOrd concluded, "Last Light is notably superior to its predecessor, merging storytelling, shooting, and sneaking into a remarkable and cohesive whole. And through this harmony of game design comes the caustic dissonance of a world so torn asunder that a single possibility can bring with it endless hope."

After Last Light, Deep Silver released a collection of the series' two games remastered for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC called Metro Redux.

Developer 4A Games confirmed this past summer that it's working on two projects. One of those is an Oculus Touch game called Arktika 1, which bares a resemblance to the Metro series. It's a shooter set in a post-apocalyptic future during a new ice age, where players will have to use guns to take on raiders, marauders, and monsters.

Source: GameSpot