Color us excited! We have to confess that we were a bit skeptic when the first announcement trailer for Escape From Tarkov was released – it was great, sure, but we all know how these CGI trailers usually have nothing to do with the game and ultimately they manage to do more bad than good. So it’s a relief to see that the first Escape From Tarkov gameplay, taken from a pre-alpha version, has all the makings of a sleeper hit: it looks like it takes the best out of S.T.AL.K.E.R.’s setting and mood, and improves the shooting aspect. The weapon modding in particular looks quite impressive.
Of course, it’s too early to say just how the shooting feels and how all the survival elements work – after all, it’s supposedly a hardcore survival MMO -, but visually it nails it. The outdoor sequences are amazingly gritty and beautiful at the same time and we can’t wait to explore this game world.
If you’re also excited for Escape From Tarkov after watching the video below, you should sign up for the upcoming closed beta (Q1 2016) on the official website. We don’t know yet if it’s going to be free-to-play, but even if it’s not, it’s looking damn good to the STALKER fan inside of us.