Escape From Tarkov offers 15 minutes of atmospheric alpha footage

Is it unwise to pin all our Stalker 2 hopes and wishes on Escape From Tarkov, even though it's dissimilar in many ways? Perhaps, but oooh, doesn't it look quite Stalker-y, with its vaguely apocalyptic environments, its factional warfare, and its survival elements. Tarkov differentiates itself with its not-actually-post-apocalyptic setting, its online elements, and its seemingly even more hardcore survival focus, and now some new footage has appeared to show how things are progressing. Things appear to be progressing pretty well.

Here are 15 minutes of Escape From Tarkov footage set in a boring factory, but a boring factory rendered in exquisite detail:

If you're not quite sure what the game's all about, have a read of the About page on the official site. Escape From Tarkov will release in alpha this August, giving you a chance to experience its comprehensive gun customisation for yourself.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.