The author of Metro, Dmitry Glukhovsky, recently mentioned that there are no plans to continue the series of books after Metro 2035, however, the story could continue in the game.
Through an AMA in r/books, Glukhovsky said that if they want to have answers on the future of the series, then they should ask Deep Silver. “Metro 2035 terminates the book part of the Metro saga. I am not planning to write any other Metro story as a novel,” said the author.
“I think, the main questions are answered in Metro 2035,” he added. “And even if there won’t be any other Metro BOOKS, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Artyom’s story can’t continue in other media.”
Obviously, the words of Glukhovsky to Deep Silver allows us to assume that, indeed, he is referring to the draft of Metro yet untitled, game discovered last month, but was denied by the studio.
Metro 2033 was based on the novel, but the next book, Metro 2034, was not an adaptation in video games. However, Glukhovsky collaborated with 4A Games to write Metro: Last Light. During the creation of the game, he realized that the story was too big, so he decided to use it to create Metro 2035.
Finally, the writer said he is a big fan of 4A Games, because since the team worked on STALKER he knew it was right for adaptation of Metro.
“Games, films and books are all different arts. You can’t simply turn book into a film or a game, cause games and films play by their own rules,” he said. “There’s always a ‘translation’ required, a translation to a new medium.”