Earlier this week rumors surfaced that publisher Deep Silver will be porting its Metro games to the newest generation of consoles. The publisher today confirmed that the Metro Redux project is real.
The Metro Redux rumors began when leaked marketing images appeared on an Italian gaming website. One of the images showed package art for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. Another showed what appears to be the contents of the bundle, including an updated Metro 2033 Redux game and an upgraded port of Metro: Last Light.
While most publishers would brush aside such leaks with short "no comment," Deep Silver has instead decided to address the issue head-on. In a statement released today and addressed to "the Metro fans - past; present; and future," the publisher has confirmed that Metro Redux is real and that it "never made any secret of 4A's desire to bring Metro to the latest generation of console hardware." From the statement:
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.
As part of the statement Deep Silver emphasized that the leaked marketing materials seen in the images this week come from outdated internal presentations. Though the images do contain "some nuggets of truth," they also contain, according to Deep Silver, "a lot of hypothetical ideas and place holder material." As proof the publisher points out that the box art seen in the images is taken from the Russian edition of the Metro 2033 novel.
Though the cat is now out of the bag, Deep Silver still isn't ready to release all of the info on Metro Redux. The publisher has stated that an official unveiling will take place sometime before this year's E3 conference, which is scheduled to begin on June 10.