Metro 2033 domains suggest it will be offered free as a Metro: Last Light pre-order incentive

Saturday, 17th November 2012 13:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Metro 2033 domains listed on THQ’s nameservers and a listing on The CDR suggest the publisher may be giving away the game for free as a Metro: Last Light pre-order incentive.

Fusible dug up the domains and through WHOIS, and while the sites are listed private through Go Daddy’s WHOIS service, domains show up in THQ’s nameservers list.

THQ has not made any announcements on the matter, but with Metro: Last Light slated for a March release, its possible the firm could be handing out its predecessor as a pre-order incentive to help pad the sequel’s sales.

More proof of this (thanks, ballz) is posted over on The CDR, which is a record of “data that describes every Steam game and subscription provided by Valve for the Steam service.”

On CDR, alisting for “Metro 2033 December Giveaway” was posted on November 10, and the content description under “Billing Type” lists the title as “ProofOfPrepurchaseOnly.”

Sounds likely that the game will be handed out as a pre-order incentive for Metro: Last Light stating in December, which considering Last Light is slated for March, the listing makes perfect sense.

We’ll send THQ a mail and ask at any rate.



  1. ballz

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 ooooh nice! thanks for that!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. roadkill

    This was expected. :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 Glad you were already aware of it then! :P

    #4 2 years ago
  5. roadkill

    @4 I’m sorry I didn’t mean that I was aware. What I meant was that I thought THQ might do that. I knew there was a possibility. Which is really good for us and them on the short term but.. I don’t think this will help in the long run. :(

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    @5 Was gonna say – you and I need to go to the horse track and you can pick my bets for me. :D :D :D

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Triggerhappy

    If true then it certainly is a good deal. The 1st one is a bit of a hidden gem so it’ll be good if more people can get access to it. I don’t remember any sort of advertisement campaign for 2033, I heard they were going to remedy that for this one but with the state THQ is in who knows what’ll happen. I’ll definitely be picking it up day one anyway :D

    #7 2 years ago
  8. roadkill

    @6 :)

    #8 2 years ago

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