Battlestate Games, the developer behind the hardcore survival shooter Escape From Tarkov, is teasing a brand new map known as Streets of Tarkov. A brand new residential part was proven Thursday throughout the Summer Game Fest hosted by Geoff Keighley. The trailer additionally launched a totally purposeful armored personnel provider.
Tarkov is a session-based recreation first introduced in 2016. In it, gamers tackle the function of personal army contractors trapped in an remoted Eastern European conflict zone. Caught in between are the scavs, a calmly armed group of civilians preventing for survival. Tarkov is exclusive for numerous causes, together with its subtle ballistics mannequin and its high-stakes, winner-takes-all looting mechanics. The recreation stays in an prolonged beta testing interval, and is among the many hottest video games on Twitch.
Thursday’s trailer represents an enormous change for gamers, who’ve spent the previous few years transferring via largely rural and industrial settings. The trialer confirmed one other vaguely European setting with slender streets and a number of flooring to cowl on strategy. Interior settings included condominium buildings, deserted daycare facilities, parking garages and retail areas.
“Compared to the previous trailer, this one for the first time showcases the fierce combat between PMCs in an urban environment in the big residential complex Concordia,” stated Dmitri Ogorodnikov, head of public relations for Battlestate Games, in an electronic mail to Polygon. “[It shows a] never shown before part of huge Streets of Tarkov location. The map has been in development for almost a year and a half, and now this new trailer features the destructibility of some objects in the game as well as some objects physics. And of course — the mysterious appearance of the armored personnel carrier!”
Ogorodnikov instructed Polygon that followers ought to anticipate extra data on June 13, when Nikit Buyanov — head of Battlestate Games — will give extra data throughout the Twitch Gaming Gathering show.
Tarkov has had a reasonably confrontational relationship with each its fandom and streaming platform holders up to now. An investigation by Polygon revealed that Battlestate has knowingly and repeatedly used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to censor critics on YouTube. In 2019, the corporate’s Twitch channel was suspended when an worker pointed a real gun to his head during a livestream and pulled the trigger, feigning a suicide try. The channel was finally reinstated.