New screenshots and gameplay video surface for 4A Games’ upcoming VR title, ARKTIKA.1

4A Games has revealed some new screenshots for its new upcoming VR title, ARKTIKA.1. Arktika.1 will be using the latest version of the 4A Engine and promises to deliver the most impressive visuals ever seen in VR, along with the immersion and world building that 4A Games is known for, in a full AAA package.

4A Games has also revealed some new information about the game’s storyline. As the press release reads.

“Nearly a century in the future – in the aftermath of a silent apocalypse – the planet has entered a new ice age. Only the equatorial regions remain habitable, yet pockets of humanity still manage to survive in small numbers all over the planet. These regions of civilization sit on resource-rich, highly desirable territories to the north and south. As a mercenary hired by Citadel Security, you must protect one of the last colonies in the wastelands of old Russia from violent raiders, marauders, and horrifying creatures.”

Andriy “Prof” Prokhorov, Creative Director and Co-founder at 4A Games, said:

“This is a major step forward for 4A Games. ARKTIKA.1 represents all that we have learned about creating life-like environments, implementing responsive shooting mechanics, and delivering exceptional visual fidelity on console and PC. ARKTIKA.1 is likely to be the first AAA shooter built from the ground up for VR, instead of the usual practice of porting from another platform. On top of that, the precision and range offered by Oculus Touch tracked controllers takes realistic shootouts to a whole new level.”

Here are the game’s key features:

  • Highly immersive AAA first-person shooter for the Oculus Touch.
  • Tactical combat featuring full body movement such as touch, dodge, and take cover.
  • Incredible visuals powered by the latest version of the 4A Engine (originally developed for the award-winning Metro franchise).
  • Atmospheric setting with a blend of both post-apocalyptic and sci-fi environments.       
  • Weapons and attachments with tons of customization choices, including the ability to build your own.
  • Intuitive controls for natural, realistic gameplay.
  • Visceral challenge with finely-tuned difficulty balance.
  • Deep, immersive storyline.

Road to VR has also shared a video, showing 25 minutes of gameplay footage from ARKTIKA.1.


25 Minutes of New 'ARKTIKA.1' Oculus Touch Gameplay