'Metro: Last Light' being taken very seriously at THQ

According to Metro franchise communications head Huw Beynon, THQ never took Metro 2033 seriously until it was too late.

That's not likely to happen with Metro: Last Light, Beynon stated in an interview with Ausgamers;
“I think we said last time around, on Metro 2033, that THQ came to realise a little too late, that it had this unpolished gem on its hands."

“And for whatever reason, that meant that the first game didn’t quite get the production support from THQ that could have raised the polish and quality level a little bit. It obviously didn’t get the lasting support at the same time, but despite that, it went on to become a significant success – it’s referred to as a cult-hit still. But we sailed past a million sales on PC alone, so I think we can stop calling it that, and actually call it a bonafide hit.”
THQ has fully thrown its support behind the upcoming sequel, Metro: Last Light.
“This time around, they were aware of what the potential could be, so we’ve seen that extra support, both in terms of focus from them in assisting production – generously giving the studio a little more time to get the quality that we needed,” Beynon noted.

“Given THQ’s situation, that was obviously a big decision, but I think one that’s going to pay off.”
Metro: Last Light is out early 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.