Escape from Tarkov, a new game from Russian developer Battlestate Games, is “a hardcore story-driven MMO that combines FPS/TPS with RPG elements.” The developers say the game will be buy to play (B2P), which hopefully means there won’t be any pay to win (P2W) elements. The game will feature several game modes and players will have a single life per game mode where death means losing everything.
With each passing day the situation in the Norvinsk region grows more and more complicated. Incessant warfare in Tarkov has sparked massive panic; local population has fled the city, but those who stayed are looking to improve their fortunes at the expense of others. Having accepted the new reality, “savage” Tarkov locals – Scavs flocked into well-armed gangs and started the redivision of the city. Nowadays, Tarkov is separated by unseen borders, controlled by different groups. Gain-greedy gunmen would go to any length to have their way, including the murder of civilians and direct confrontation with the two private military companies.
The players will have to experience living in the skin of one of the mercenaries who survived the initial stage of the Tarkov conflict. After choosing one of the sides – USEC or BEAR – the player’s character starts to make his way out of the city. Tarkov is sealed off by UN and Russian military, supply chains are cut, communication with operational command is lost, and in these conditions everyone has to make his own choices of what to do and how to get out of the chaos-ridden metropolis.
Check out the latest gameplay trailer below (28 minutes worth of footage) or click here to register for the closed alpha!