Escape from Tarkov developer Battlestate Games introduced on Friday that the world mode gamers have been anticipating is a “standalone game project.”

Called Escape from Tarkov Arena, the spin-off will play like the present Escape from Tarkov game, says the studio, however slightly than high-stakes looting and extraction, it would middle on “gladiatorial” fight in arenas located all through the town of Tarkov.

It’s simple sufficient to grok the idea: People like Escape from Tarkov, so let’s have a look at if its shooting works in a unique, extra condensed format.

It’s not only a deathmatch game, although. Battlestate says that Arena will embody each PvP and PvE modes, a development system with “weapon and gear unlocks,” and the choice for homeowners of Escape from Tarkov to play as their fundamental profile characters.

New and current homeowners of Escape from Tarkov’s $140 Edge of Darkness pack are promised free entry to all future DLC, and this may rely, in order that they’ll get it at no further cost. For homeowners of the opposite Escape from Tarkov editions, Arena might be paid DLC. It will even be out there as a standalone game, Battlestate says.

“Escape from Tarkov Arena is a standalone game project,” the studio wrote, “a session-based multiplayer first-person shooter for PC with all the known and beloved hardcore game mechanics of Escape from Tarkov.”

The distinction is considerably muddy, particularly if you keep in mind that Escape From Tarkov technically hasn’t “released” but, and so Edge of Darkness and the opposite editions are nonetheless marketed as “preorders.” So, you’ll be able to “preorder” a game (which you’ll play now), and along with your preorder get an upcoming spin-off of that game as DLC (however it’s a standalone game), doubtless earlier than the unique game has technically launched. That’s simply videogames in 2022. It’s greatest to only settle for it and keep it up. The level right here is that it is clearly greater than only a new mode.

Battlestate hasn’t mentioned how a lot Escape from Tarkov Arena will price if bought as DLC or a standalone game, however it will not be out for a short time but. Closed beta testing is scheduled to start out this fall.