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Escape from Tarkov is an interesting looking Russian-made action MMO that is apparently going to come to Linux too.

A month ago, the Russian website playground.ru interviewed the Lead Game Designer of Escape from Tarkov, Nikita Buyanov. Here's an interesting snippet from the interview:

QuoteИгра будет доступна только для PC, или вы готовите ее выход и на других платформах?

Буянов: Escape from Tarkov точно выйдет на PC и Mac. Мы также планируем выпустить игру на Linux. Более того, текущая версия уже поддерживает геймпад, поэтому консольные версии игры также будут представлены публике, только значительно позже.


Translation:
[interviewer]: Will the game be only available for PC, or do you plan to release it on other platforms?

Buyanov: Escape from Tarkov is granted to be released on PC and Mac. We also plan to release the game on Linux. Furthermore, the current [beta] version already supports a gamepad, thus, a version for console will be available to the public, but at a significantly big delay.


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The visuals certainly look rather impressive, and it would be one of the most graphically beautiful games to come out on Linux.

I've never heard of the developer before, so hopefully they will end up being a good bet for us. They said they are planning to release it on Steam and GOG.

About the game (official)
Escape from Tarkov is the hardcore and realistic online first-person action RPG/Simulator with MMO features and story-driven walkthrough.

With each passing day the situation in the Norvinsk region grows more and more complicated. Incessant warfare in Tarkov have sparkled massive panic; local population flees the city, but those who stayed are looking to improve their fortunes at 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 any length to have their way, including 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 – 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.

Thanks for letting us know about it Tux1c, much appreciated. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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burnall 24 January 2016 at 7:48 pm UTC
It seems like that Russian's are more interested into Linux, perhaps due to NSA spying issues with Windows in last years? As for the game, It's kind of a COD in Russian way to me.
Luke_Nukem 24 January 2016 at 7:55 pm UTC
*looks at laptop and desktop running Linux*
Sorry guys, you're no-longer PC's.
pete910 24 January 2016 at 7:57 pm UTC
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Reminds me of Metro tbh
Keyrock 24 January 2016 at 8:42 pm UTC
From a purely graphical standpoint, it looks phenomenal, at, or even beyond, Metro Redux quality. Hopefully the game plays as well as it looks good.

Edit: After reading more about it on their website this game sounds amazing, like, too good to be true amazing. Hopefully it delivers.


Last edited by Keyrock on 24 January 2016 at 8:54 pm UTC
metro2033fanboy 24 January 2016 at 8:46 pm UTC
That STALKER & METRO fellings...dayONE

#SteamFtW
#BeVegan
kalin 24 January 2016 at 8:54 pm UTC
Graphics is amazing but that which will get my money is the speech
MrOctus 24 January 2016 at 9:21 pm UTC
I have been looking for a gritty CO-OP FPS/TPS survival type game, this seems to fit the bill. Hopefully the gameplay is as good as the graphics.

Thanks for the heads up Liam.
s8as8a 24 January 2016 at 9:30 pm UTC
burnallIt seems like that Russian's are more interested into Linux, perhaps due to NSA spying issues with Windows in last years? As for the game, It's kind of a COD in Russian way to me.
I could be wrong, but I think it's because consoles are much less popular than gaming computers in Russia (at least judging from the existence of the Russia-specific modern Halo computer game), and Steam Machines are console & gaming computer hybrids (which I think is especially appealing to Russians).


Last edited by s8as8a on 24 January 2016 at 9:30 pm UTC
s8as8a 24 January 2016 at 9:32 pm UTC
I hope the Linux version is on GOG as well, and not just on Steam.
linux_gamer 24 January 2016 at 9:37 pm UTC
Looks promising. TBH never heard of it before, ty GOL!
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