Metro Redux is real, but we already knew that. What we didn't know is that Metro Redux is much more than just a repackage of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Today in Deep Silver and 4A Games' full announcement of Metro Redux is has been revealed that Metro 2033 has been entirely rebuilt visuals and gameplay based on Metro: Last Light. Both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC for $24.99 each later this summer.
Let's break down Metro 2033's overhaul in a little bit more detail. Rebuilt on 4A Games' latest engine, the previous Metro 2033 will simply cease to be:
- Visuals: "... advanced lighting, dynamic weather, more detailed characters with improved animation, more dynamic destruction and improved smoke, fire and particle effects."
- Gameplay: ":.. advanced enemy AI, improved combat and stealth mechanics, superior weapon handling and more responsive, intuitive controls plus signature features from Last Light such as the atmospheric mask wipe mechanic, weapon customization, and silent kills and takedowns."
Metro: Last Light will also be receiving some healthy updates, though nothing so dramatic as what Metro 2033 is seeing. 4A just went through and corrected some visual discrepancies, updated the melee animations which fans had complained about, and added Check Watch and Check Inventory features. Again, those inclusions were fan-requested. Oh, and all of Metro: Last Light's DLC will be included as well.
That's not all! We're going deeper! Some of the largest murmuring on the internet was the divide between Metro 2033 players frustrated Last Light wasn't as tactical and survival-based, and Last Light players confused as to why Metro 2033 played so much differently. 4A Games calls them the Survival and Spartan play-styles and recognizes how different each game is. To appease both sides in the argument, 4A decided to include but styles in both games as play modes. Winner, winner!
Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux will be available individually as digital downloads on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this summer for $24.99 apiece. A retail bundling of the two games will launch at the same time for $49.99. Expect more details and impressions on Redux as we get closer to E3.
Note: What we've heard is that the PlayStation 4 version of Metro Redux will run at 1080p and 60fps, while the Xbox One version will run at 900p and 60fps.
Redux trailer - YouTube