Today 4A Games and Deep Silver released extensive playable demo versions of both Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The demos are available to download now from Xbox Games Store worldwide and PlayStation® Network in Europe, and will hit the U.S. PlayStation store soon.
Making full use of the new-gen consoles’ ‘Trial’ functionality, gamers can play through the opening chapters of both Metro Redux games. Should they wish to upgrade to the full version, they can transfer their saved games and continue their progress seamlessly.
The Metro 2033 Redux Trial includes the first eight Chapters up to ‘Dead City.’ The Metro: Last Light Redux Trial includes nine Chapters up to ‘Theatre’. In each case, the Trial version represents about one-third of the total game. Metro Redux contains all of the Metro franchise content ever released in one ultimate package.
“We have already been humbled by the success of Metro Redux on the new consoles,” said Dean Sharpe, CEO at 4A Games. “With these trials, we want to give everyone the chance to experience the unique world and the post-apocalyptic atmosphere of Metro. We were inspired by the original shareware release of Doom, and decided to give away as much of the game as we could.”
More than 1.5 million Metro Redux games have been sold worldwide. The compilation, ‘Metro Redux’ for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has now outsold Metro: Last Light for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in multiple territories – an unprecedented feat for any remaster. It is also Deep Silver’s highest rated game according to review aggregator Metacritic.