It's fair to say that when the gaming community comes together, amazing things can happen. But equally, terrible things can often come from a unified voice. Sometimes, a dev can bite back when this happens though, as was the case for one of the 4A Games devs who suggested that if players were to boycott the game, the Metro series simply wouldn't continue on the PC platform. Harsh.
Well, it seems like this employee has been set straight. Afterall, it isn't up to the individual dev if there is a big publisher involved like Deep SIlver. The dev who goes by the name of 'Scynet' on a Russian gaming forum made his opinion painfully clear while acknowledging the inconvenience of installing a different launcher to what most gamers are used to using. They were relatively quick to point out that it was just an excuse and commented on the future of the series, stating that if it happens the game would release but "definitely not on the PC".
And here comes the big dog in all this, Deep Silver. They released a statement on their Twitter refuting all claims made by the angry dev. "Comments made by a member of the 4A Games development team do not reflect Deep Silver’s or 4A Games’ view on the future of the franchise.” However, Deep Silver’s statement acknowledged that those comments do “reflect the hurt and disappointment of a passionate individual who has seen what was previously nothing but positive goodwill towards his work turn to controversy due to a business decision he had no control over.” The statement concluded by asking fans to direct feedback about the deal to Deep Silver and parent company Koch Media.