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ARKTIKA.1 Developers Release New Video Diary

Upcoming virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter title ARKTIKA.1 has been covered extensively here at VRFocus. The story of a world locked in a frozen post-apocalyptic world draws on elements from developer 4A Games’ previous work on Metro. The developers have released a series of videos detailing the creation of the weaponry used in the title.

ARKTIKA.1 is set in a future where climate change has rendered most of the Earth uninhabitable. The player takes the role of a defender of one of the few remaining large human cities, using a range of weaponry to protect the colony from bandits, raisers and aggressive, violent monsters.

The new developer video diary offers an in-depth look at the creation of the weaponry within the title, highlighting some of the team’s favourites. The weapons in ARKTIKA.1 range from the relatively mundane, such as the Minotaur Revolver, which is merely a more futuristic and customisable take on a type of weapon that his existed in various from for over 100 years, to the very high-tech Electromagnetic Smart Pistol, which can bend its projectiles so players can hit enemies from behind cover.

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Weapon customisation is an integral feature to the gameplay, offering players the chance to select the weapon they prefer and enhance it in a way that best suits their personal playstyle. Customisation options come in functional types, such as a sniper scope, or more cosmetic features.

ARKTIKA.1 was built with help from Oculus Studios and designed exclusively for the Oculus Rift with Touch. There is as of yet no firm price point or release date, but it is expected to be released some time in Q3 of 2017.

You can watch the developer video diary below.

VRFocus will bring you further news on ARKTIKA.1 as it becomes available.