The upcoming first-person shooter and RPG Atomic Heart is looking to expand well beyond it launch in February of this year. While the team planned no multipler, an interview with the developer teases a variety of new additions and expansions, from widening the open world to introducing new puzzles.
Planning it Out
In an interview with Wccftech, Mundfish founder and Game Director Robert Bagratuni goes into extensive detail of the development of the game. The interview reveals obstacles that had to be overcome during the development as the game was originally announce din 2018. The team maintained a balancing act as an international team worked hard to complete the game. The interview revealed the development team with members in Cyprus, Austria, Israel, Ukraine and several other European countries.
When asked about future plans for the game, Robert had this to say.
The entire Atomic Heart experience will be single-player, focusing on the story and player experience. No multiplayer add-ons are planned at this time. The DLCs are intended to greatly expand the player experience with new territories, quests, puzzles, enemies, as well as character and world stories. We plan to significantly expand both the open-world territories, as well as new complexes and labs – where the player will learn more about the Atomic Heart world and will need to complete new challenges.Robert Bagratuni
The Heart Swells
Announced in 2018, Atomic Heart is a dystopian futurist first-person action adventure that puts players in the middle of a cataclysmic nightmare. In a once utopian city of robots and cutting-edge technology, chaos as fallen. The grounds are overrun with mutants and powerful robots. Players fight to survive this scientific nightmare through use of cutting edge weapons and powers. What mysteries will be unearthed remain to be seen.
It has been compared to games like Bioshock and System Shock. Some may argue it has a similarity to 2010’s Singularity, a game that has the player wield a time manipulating glove, similar to the power glove of Atomic Heart. Atomic Heart has been a labor of love since it was first announced. Players finally get to unravel this nightmare of science and technology when Atomic Heart release next month.
Atomic Heart releases February 20, 2023 for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4/5, and Steam.