Today THQ and Valve announced that the upcoming game Metro 2033 will be powered by Steamworks on all PC versions of the game. This is exciting news for PC gamers because you get features such as auto-updating, Steam Achievements, Steam support for in-game DLC, and more.
Also for those who have not bought Red Faction: Guerrilla, if you pre-purchased the game from Steam, you will receive a free copy. Even if you do own a copy, give it to a friend and have them join in on the carnage; this is similar to what they did with Darksiders. Not really sure why they are giving so many copies of Red Faction: Guerrilla away but it’s a nice promotion as both seem to be great games.
Get ready to upgrade your PC’s before March 15th because with the recently announced 3D support on Nvidia DX11 enabled video cards, Metro 2033 is looking like a top contender for Best Visuals this year. I know I won’t be able to get these top features, but in whichever case, it’s going to be an amazing game.
METRO 2033 SHIPPING WITH STEAMWORKS
Now Available for Pre-Order
February 19th, 2010 — THQ and Valve today announced an agreement to power the PC version of 4A Games’ Metro 2033 with a collection of Steamworks features and to offer the title electronically to the 25 million-plus gamers playing PC games via Steam.
Metro 2033 is an upcoming action-oriented title with a combination of horror, survival, RPG, and first-person shooter elements. Based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, the game is being developed by 4A Games in Ukraine.
All PC versions of Metro 2033 will be powered by Steamworks, providing gamers with auto-updating, Steam Achievements, Steam support for in-game DLC, and more.
“Metro 2033 is an incredibly rich experience featuring a truly unique setting, haunting atmoshphere and cutting edge graphics,” said Richard Williams, THQ Vice President of Global Brand Management. “By leveraging the power of Steamworks and the reach of Steam, we are able to provide an even greater gameplay experience and expose the game to millions of gamers around the world.”
Metro 2033 is available for pre-purchase via Steam. Those who pre-purchase the game will also receieve one free copy of Red Factionï¿½: GuerrillaT. The game is slated for worldwide release the week of March 15 at retailers and via Steam. More information about Metro 2033 can be found at www.Metro2033Game.com .
Steamworks is a complete suite of publishing and development tools — ranging from product key authentication to social networking services — offered free of charge to publishers and developers.
For more information, please visit www.steampowered.com.