When 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver announced the Redux versions of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light in May, they also announced that owners of the current games would get a 50% discount on the new releases. The reaction from fans was not universal praise. Many people wondered why they’d have to pay at all for what seemed to be a fancy patch? 4A Games has responded to the outcry by pointing out that Redux required a substantial investment of resources to develop. According to them, Metro 2033 was rebuilt entirely in the new engine and they feel that a 50% discount on the new version is “more than fair” for the work they did.
Regarding the same discount on Metro: Last Light Redux, which 4A Games admits did not entail as much work, logistical and technical challenges prevented them from offering a deeper discount. In addition, they pointed out that the Redux package will include all the DLC.
But we understand that for those of you who already had the DLC, the offer is not as compelling – again, we are not pretending this is as significant an overhaul as Metro 2033. And we did consider alternatives – e.g. 50% if you only owned the base game, 75% if you owned all the DLC – but these ideas raised a number of practical / logistical challenges.
In the end, a flat 50% discount was judged to be the simplest, fairest solution. Ultimately, you are free to vote with your wallets.
Keep your ammo if you don’t want to trade, Ranger! The Underground is a harsh place!