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.
Fans seem to certainly be in favor of the idea of this video game making an appearance on Steam. In fact, some fans have even created petitions for the game to arrive on the launcher. Hopefully, the developers will take some notes rather soon. Although the video game isn’t yet available on the platform, one YouTube user has released a video of what would be like when using a Steam Controller.
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.
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. Moreover, z2u.com provides Cheap Escape from Tarkov money for players. As an online in-game currency store for many years, we’ve received great reputation for our reliable service.