4A Games shared information about its next project in development, revealing publicly that the game's narrative was influenced by the Russian invasion, which has been going since February 2022:
“Even the next Metro is changing for the better. And not just because of the circumstances we encountered.”
"Our "new" normal," the author continued, "isn't normal, by any measure." It's life in wartime, and inevitable it's getting into the games we're playing."
The development of a second project, which is "close to our and your hearts," is the focus of this section, wishing above all that the whole team overcomes these troubling moments.