Update: The devs have confirmed on their Facebook FAQ that Escape From Tarkov will be a buy-to-play game: “the game will be distributed as buy to play, bought once and for all. There will be no microtransactions in the game. However, we do intend to release paid DLCs later on.”
Battlestate Games has revealed a new gameplay video of Escape From Tarkov, the potentially awesome STALKER-like survival MMO shooter that was revealed just a while ago. The first gameplay left us impressed and the new video follows suit, as it shows once again that this is a game with plenty of attention to detail.
The focus is now on the inventory and looting systems but the video actually shows some more gameplay bits, including a quick look at weapon modding. We are very impressed with the way that the game tries to get you in the game world thanks to plenty of little touches, such as the way that your character opens doors, drawers or picks up objects, something that is still very unusual in first-person games. The inventory looks sharp and clean, very intuitive and well thought out.
However, we have to say that what truly catches our eye in Escape From Tarkov is the way the in-game world looks, both indoors and outdoors – it looks very detailed, extremely chaotic in a beautiful way that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. also managed, and is begging for exploration of every corner of the map. Now that we mention it, Escape From Tarkov isn’t a truly open world game, instead being comprised of several locations/raids with dynamic events popping up occasionally.
There’s no word on the business model yet, but it’s looking more and more like it won’t be a free-to-play game. The closed beta of Escape from Tarkov is planned for Q1 2016 and you can sign up at the official website.