Only a few days ago rumors began circulating that 4A Games, the developers of the Russian flavored dystopic subterranean survival horror delights Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light was going to be re-released on the current generation of consoles as Metro Redux. These rumours began when an Italian site Everyeye.itÂ published a two leaked presentation slides which displayed the box art of both Metro games branded with the PS4 and Xbox One logos as well as the expected release window of Fall 2014 and even showed the Day 1 DLC that would serve as a pre-order incentive.
Both images were quickly pulled down, but last night 4a games confirmed to Eurogamer that Metro Redux is indeed a real thing. The statement reads as follows:
A short letter to the Metro fans – past; present; and future…
Metro Redux. You may have heard of it… even though you probably shouldn’t have!
We could issue a ‘We do not comment on rumour and speculation’ statement and pretend this never happened. They’re pretty boring to read. They’re also pretty boring to write.
So we’re going to comment on rumour and speculation instead.
Is Metro Redux real?
Yes. We never made any secret of 4A’s desire to bring Metro to the latest generation of console hardware.
But what you saw leaked was taken from an old, internal planning presentation, containing some nuggets of truth but a lot of hypothetical ideas and place holder material.
(Eagle eyed fans will recognize the artwork on the ‘packshot’ as the art from the original Russian edition of the Metro 2033 novel. And that ‘logo’ is just the old Metro 2033 logo with the ‘2033’ scrubbed out and ‘Redux’ added… )
As you can see, we’re not quite ready to reveal 4A Games’ first next-gen console project, but we will be making an announcement this side of E3.
And we think the reality is a lot more exciting than the out-dated material that got leaked shows, and we’re itching to share it with you. Just not yet.
While both games were released on last generation consoles, both were only a shadow of their graphical majesty that only PC players had the opportunity to experience, until now.
One question, in a post Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition environment is, how much will 4A ask us to pay for these, while great, still just up-rezzed versions of games much of their audience might have played on an older console or the PC? They cannot be thinking of charging $50.00 for the PC version can they. With E3 only two months away I don’t think we’ll have to wait very long to find out.