Escape from Tarkov is a realistic online first-person action game which has been developed by Battlestate Games. The game has attracted a lot of attention from players and streamers alike. It was in development since 2012 and first came out in July 2017 and with the rising popularity, many are left wondering is Escape From Tarkov on Steam?
Is Escape from Tarkov available on Steam?
Escape From Tarkov is not currently available on Steam or any similar platforms like the Epic Games Store. The game is still in closed beta, and can only be purchased on Battlestate Games’ website for Escape From Tarkov. The game has its own launcher which you can use to download and play. Click to go to their website. Here you’ll have to register or login.
Once you make an account you need to go to your profile page and on the bottom there is an “install” button, clicking on which, you will download the Launcher. Once the launcher is installed, you can start downloading the game.
Is Escape From Tarkov coming to Steam?
Escape from Tarkov’s developer Battlestate Games has plans to bring the game to Steam eventually. In an in 2016, former programmer at Battlestate Games Pavel Dyatlov said that they do have plans to launch the game on Steam, “We will first release the game on our platform and then we will launch on Steam, that’s the plan.” In the same interview, Dyatlov also mentioned that they had plans to bring the game to consoles.
This was confirmed again, by Battlestate Games COO Nikita Buyanov in an interview. Buyanov said the game would support modding after its release on Steam. Battlestate would “provide assets and guidelines for creation of derivative works; if all the requirements are observed, we will clear these creations for addition to the game, but that’s about it. Since it’s an online game, we can’t allow completely uncontrolled modding.”