Publisher Deep Silver has responded to a leak of an alleged PS4, Xbox One version of its Metro first-person shooter series.
AllGamesBeta grabbed a pair of images from Italian website Everyeye.it that mention a SKU called Metro Redux for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The images mention both 2010 title Metro 2033 and its 2013 sequel Metro: Last Light. The presumption was that both games are being touched up for next-gen consoles and bundled together.
Deep Silver has since issued a statement that confirms Metro Redux does exist, and is planned for release, but isn't quite what the leak suggests. The publisher adds that they'll reveal developer 4A Games' next project prior to E3 in June.
The full statement reads:
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.