Battlestate Games has announced that its hybrid FPS/MMO, Escape from Tarkov, has entered the extended Alpha stage and will be accepting more players into the Alpha program. The Extended Alpha is a more advanced stage, with several new features being introduced to the game, and more pre-order owners will be granted access to this test phase.
According to the press release, new additions to the Extended Alpha version include:
- A new raid location, the Woods – wide open spaces, dense forest vegetation, entirely new tactics and game experience
- Weapon failure and repair system
- Ability to create groups for going into raids together
- Improved game physics
- Additional performance optimization and fixes for existing issues
Escape from Tarkov is described as a hardcore story-driven MMO featuring elements of FPS and RPG. The events take place in the Russian city of Tarkov, which has been sealed off by roadblocks and sunk into the chaos of local warfare between private military companies.
Escape from Tarkov’s Hazardous Environment Combat Simulator employs a number of custom system modules to create incredibly immersive gameplay and promises to make players feel the reality of what is happening in the game.