Mar 18, 2020, 6:27 PM
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Escape from Tarkov has been available in early access since 2016, slowly amassing players, but since its release it's only been available for pre-order from the game's official site. The survival shooter has exploded in popularity recently, having received a major update in October 2019 which introduced Hideouts as well as several new items and bug fixes, and briefly became the most viewed game on Twitch thanks, in part, to some prominent streamers picking it up over the holidays. This has many players wondering if a Steam release is planned. It's been a while since Russian developer Battlestate Games has commented on this, but all signs suggest that Escape From Tarkov will come to Steam... eventually.
Can you get Escape from Tarkov on Steam?
The clearest evidence is from a 2016 interview with WCCFTech, in which developer Pavel Dyatlov says that the game will come to Steam once it reaches 1.0. "We will first release the game on our platform and then we will launch on Steam, that's the plan," Dyatlov said, also mentioning that the game could come to consoles after its PC release. If you want to Buy Escape from Tarkov money, I think z2u.com is your best choice, after all, the site has been officially certified,so it's very safe.
When asked about a Steam release in a 2016 interview with Wccftech, developer Pavel Dyatlov explained that the tactical shooter will make its way to the platform once the full release happens. “We will first release the game on our platform and then we will launch on Steam, that’s the plan,” said Dyatlov. Dyatlov also toyed with the idea of Escape From Tarkov coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but he then clarified console ports will only happen after the full PC launch if they do become a reality. With development taking longer than expected, console ports have gotten more and more unlikely, but a Steam release is still very much on the way according to an FAQ on the game’s official website.
As for a release date, the FAQ states that the game will undergo some beta testing on Steam, meaning it will probably be released there sometime before the full 1.0 launch. It’s also worth noting that both versions of the game will share the same servers, so the playerbase won’t be divided based on their launcher choices. Despite a lengthy period of radio silence on the topic, Escape From Tarkov is in all likelihood still slated to get a Steam release in the future, although an exact timeframe still remains to be seen.
(This post was edited by z2ugame on Mar 18, 2020, 6:29 PM)