4A Games Unveils New Details on Upcoming VR Shooter ARKTIKA.1

Action-packed FPS promises AAA immersion and graphical fidelity


MALTA – Feb. 28, 2017 – 4A Games, the studio behind the award-winning Metro series, has been hard at work on the Oculus Touch exclusive ARKTIKA.1 and can now reveal new details on the game’s storyline, gameplay, and high-end VR visuals.

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.

Capitalizing on the latest version of the 4A Engine, ARKTIKA.1 immerses you in a post-apocalyptic society facing technological and biological horrors that threaten the twilight of mankind. With breathtaking detail and superior shooting mechanics, ARKTIKA.1 is on a fast course to redefine the scope and graphical fidelity of VR first-person shooters.

“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,” says Andriy “Prof” Prokhorov, Creative Director and Co-founder, 4A Games. “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.”

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.


ARKTIKA.1 is set to arrive in Q3 2017. Pricing and launch date are yet to be announced. ARKTIKA.1 is an exclusive Oculus Touch title.

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About 4A Games

4A Games is a multicultural, multinational video game development studio with offices in both Malta and Ukraine — known for its atmospheric first-person shooters Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, and Metro Redux.

Established in Kiev, Ukraine in 2005, the studio was founded by a passionate team of game industry veterans with the goal of creating AAA-quality games for current gaming PCs and then “next-gen” game consoles. In 2014, the studio moved its headquarters — along with more than 50 team members and their families — from the Ukraine to the island of Malta. Currently at the heart of the company are over 100 talented designers, programmers, artists, effects specialists, and writers from all over the world with a diverse and unique set of backgrounds — bringing countless years of experience in software development and computer games in particular.

To learn more, please visit http://www.4a-games.com.

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