While some owners of Metro: Last Light
and Metro 2033
should be entitled to a free upgrade to the spiffed up
remake, 4A Games feels
offering owners of the original games a 50% discount on the remade bundle is
"more than fair," offering those who think otherwise the option of not buying
). Here's a bit:
For sure, Metro 2033 Redux is a far more
significant upgrade over the original than Metro: Last Light Redux (and we're
not trying to pretend otherwise).
We think the 50% discount is more than fair for the amount of work that has gone
into this title. It is a complete remake of the original game in the latest
engine, that will offer a significantly different experience from the original
throughout with improved graphics, performance and gameplay.
Metro: Last Light Redux, we will readily admit, does not represent as
significant a change over the original. So why the same 50% discount and not
more? Why not just patch the game?
The latter proved to be impossible for a technical reason. Because of the
changes to the engine, which necessitated dropping 32-bit support; we literally
could not 'patch' the game.
In fact, both Redux games will exist as new titles in your Steam libraries, and
the originals will still be there.
So why ‘only’ a 50% discount, the same as 2033?
We felt that because the Redux version also included the DLC in addition to the
new game mode and enhancements, that was also a fair price.