At the onset of this week, a few leaked images suggested the existence of Metro Redux. The gaming community theorized that this would be a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One upgrade of Metro: Last Light.
The theorizing didn’t go on for too long before Metro publisher Deep Silver stepped up and offered some commentary. Their statement is fantastic, and it clearly and succinctly gets down to the leak, confirms it and promises more information.
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.
Succinct, right? Metro Redux is real. Here’s the thing: the leaked images? Not exactly what Deep Silver has in mind.
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.
Deep Silver is set to announce something regarding this whole thing before E3 begins this June. Here they are once more:
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.
Hopefully, Metro Redux will be more than Last Light‘s content in fancy, next-gen duds. Fingers crossed.
We’ll have more on this news as it comes.