ARKTIKA.1, a virtual reality, first-person shooting game from the developers of the Metro 2033 titles, released yesterday for the Oculus Rift.
Developed by 4A Games, the team behind the video game adaptations of the Metro series, ARKTIKA.1 sees the player enter a futuristic apocalypse where action and gunplay are plentiful. In what must be quickly becoming a familiar setting for the development team, the game is set in a frozen wasteland that used to be Russia and is inhabited by various human marauders and horrifying monsters.
The player takes control of a security soldier armed with an array of guns and, notably, a suit that allows them to teleport short distances, currently working for the government of ‘The Citadel.’ Using whatever tools and weapons the player can come across, the protagonist will be tasked with investigating and protecting what few bastions of humanity are left in Russia after the “silent apocalypse” that turned most of the world into an inhospitable frozen waste.
The title is the first VR game by 4A Game, and their first non-Metro game since the group was founded in 2005. Whether the game had any effect on the development of 4A Games’ other upcoming title, Metro: Exodus, is unknown, though the release date for Exodus is still listed for 2018 as per its reveal back in E3.
ARKTIKA.1‘s current price is $29.99 USD (or your regional equivalent) and is available now for the Oculus Rift. There is currently no word on the game being ported to any different systems.
You can check out the launch trailer below.