A statement from Deep Silver is refreshingly honest:
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.
After that, the studio didn’t tell us exactly what Metro Redux actually is, but the confirmation that it is something is enough for us. What we’ve seen so far looks like it’s a combination of Metro 2033 (Redux Edition) and Metro: Last Light, headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Deep Silver explains:
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.
Ideas on the box art include hints of Day One DLC, an included soundtrack, art cards and a limited edition release – but we won’t be hearing any updates for a while. Deep Silver isn’t making any statements just yet, but has told us to keep an eye out in the leadup to E3 in June.