The Metro games are looking better than ever.
Developer 4A Games has officially unveiled Metro Redux, the long-rumored next-gen update of the first two Metro games. Along with better graphics, animations, and audio, there’s also gameplay enhancements like advanced enemy AI, improved combat and stealth mechanics, better weapon handling, and more responsive controls. As for the visuals, the game will run at 60 frames-per-second, and have advanced lighting, dynamic weather, more detailed characters, improved animation, more dynamic destruction, and improved smoke, fire and particle effects.
Two new play styles are also coming to both games. One is a stealthy ‘Survival’ mode with limited resources, deadlier AI, and slower reload speeds. The second is called ‘Spartan,’ and offers more action oriented gameplay.
Since the updates are being handled by the same team behind the originals, they have the creative freedom to go back and improve, tweak, and change whatever they want, but are making sure to change things too much. 4A Games says that the new versions are much closer to a director’s cut than a traditional port.
Players will be able to get the new versions of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light together in one bundle for $50, which will be available in stores, or separately for $25 each via digital download. They’ll launch later this summer on the PS4 and Xbox One. A PC version is also in the works, and will drop later this year.
4A Games has hinted that they’re working on an all-new Metro game, but no new details on that have come in.