Metro 2033 developer teases VR game


I never made it very far into 4A Games’ 2010 horror/shooter Metro 2033, mainly due to having a sub-par PC at the time and also it being creepy as balls. When it comes to horror games I always land in either the “this is terrifying, but I love it” camp like I did with Outlast or a big world of NOPE like I did with Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and Metro 2033 certainly fell into the latter.

So while I’m intrigued by 4A Games’ Arktika.1, the Ukranian developers upcoming VR project, I suspect I probably won’t play much of it thanks to a similar response. The fact that it requires Oculus Touch, and therefore an Oculus Rift, both of which cost a combined AU$1300, is also a factor.

Arktika.1 gives off many of the same vibes as Metro 2033, which in turn is based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novel of the same name, being set in Russia where following an apocalypse humans live in small underground colonies and battle raiders and monsters. Oh, and by the looks of things now robots.

Here’s the trailer:

I gotta say, I hope that tossing of the revolver is actually something you can do. I suppose I’d be risking breaking my expensive VR setup, but that’s a fair price to look that badass.

But damn Russia, you scary…

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