Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games is to open a new studio in Malta.

The company says that the new studio will serve as its new headquarters, with the existing studio continuing to operate in Kieve, Ukraine. Key members from its Kiev office will be relocating to Malta as part of the move, including creative director Andrew Prokhorov and chief technical officer Oles Shishkovstov.

"By basing our new headquarters in Malta, a member state of the EU, 4A Games will be able to better compete on the international stage" said CEO Dean Sharpe. "Malta offers fantastic incentives for game development, and we are confident 4A Games will be able to attract the very best talent from Ukraine, Malta and beyond."

"This marks the start of a new chapter for 4A Games," added Prokhorov. "We are proud of our achievements as a young studio, and humbled by the response to our output so far. The team is looking forward to this new adventure."

4A Games says that it is currently developing "unannounced titles within the Metro universe as well as further, unannounced projects".

Metro Redux, a PS4 and Xbox One re-release of both the original Metro 2033 and sequel Metro: Last Light, is expected to be formally unveiled within the next few weeks.