When 4A Games revealed Arktika.1 as a VR-only title the past week, there were speculations galore that it meant the studio’s departure from, a) the Metro series and b) traditional non-VR development. The good news in fact is that the studio is reportedly working on two new titles.
According to the latest post on its website, 4A creative director Andriy Prokohrov addressed the people who were let down by last week’s announcement and said, “Arktika.1 is one of two projects in development right now.” “It’s not holding the other project up – with our new Malta studio we are a much bigger team, and it is better for us to have multiple projects, for our own independence and creativity. We’re not ready to talk about the other project just yet, but we think you’ll like it. So please be patient!”
You may never know if the unannounced project actually turns out to be a Metro game, but according to a vague interview around 2 years back, the studio was working on a more sandbox-oriented title. “For the game we are working on now, our designers have shifted to a more sand-box-style experience – less linear but still hugely story-driven,” Chief Technical Officer Oles Shishkovstov stated at the time.
As far as Arktika.1 is concerned, the studio promises to deliver a “full-blown AAA title” and that it is set to be released midway of 2017. For more details, check out Andy’s report from last week. What do you make of this development? Are you looking forward to the new game? Share your thoughts and views by commenting in the comments section below.