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Experience the Deep Freeze in Upcoming VR FPS from the Devs of Metro 2033


Jack Gardner

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Earth has been destroyed. The century following the apocalypse saw to a massive shift in the planet's ecosystem as the world grew cold and dark. What remained of humanity entered into a new ice age known as the Great Freeze. To survive, humans retreated to the narrow equatorial band around the planet and set up remote colonies over highly valuable resources outside of the habitable zone. 

 

ARKTIKA.1 focuses on a mercenary sent to defend one of those colonies in the ruins of old Russia. Known as ARKTIKA.1, the colony finds itself besieged by raiders, robots, and horrifying creatures that have adapted to the harsh climate. Players must use tactics, quick reflexes, and an array of customizable weaponry to combat those threats and discover what happened to ARKTIKA.1. 

 

This VR title comes to us courtesy of 4A Games, the developers of the Metro series. They've developed a new engine for use with VR tech that they tout will have "some of the most impressive visuals ever seen in VR." They've taken steps into the VR world while also working on the upcoming Metro Exodus slated for release next year. 

 

 

ARKTIKA.1 releases on October 10 for the Oculus Touch. It will be accompanied by a simultaneously released ebook titled ARKTIKA.1: My Name is Viktoria.

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