Despite still begin in beta, Escape from Tarkov is one of the most popular games available today. The reason behind this is that Tarkov offers a unique hardcore survival shooter experience that no other game privdes. If you saw popular streamers like Landmark, Dr. Lupo, or Summit1G playing the game on Twitch and try it as well, you should know that Escape from Tarkov is not available on console.
Escape from Tarkov is not available on console. Battlestate Games have not shown any desire to launch the game on Xbox One or PlayStation 5. The game is currently in beta development on PC and it’s scheduled to launch sometime in 2023. However, the developers have not even hinted at a console release. This is because Escape from Tarkov is a heavy-resource game that will not run well on console, whether it’s an Xbox or PlayStation. There are still many optimizations that the developers need to make to the PC version of the game. In addition, the complicated keybinds of the game make it really difficult to be played with a controller.
Today we will tackle the release of Escape from Tarkov on console and let you know why it’s probably not going to launch soon. Don’t worry! We will include some console alternatives to Escape from Tarkov that will keep you entertained.
Will Escape from Tarkov Come to Console?
Escape from Tarkov will not come to console. The game is currently available in beta on PC and it can only be installed through Battlestate Games’ official launcher. You can read more on that and why Tarkov is not available on Steam by clicking here. The developers who are in charge of EFT have not shown interest in launching Tarkov on Xbox or PlayStation, and I don’t think that will happen anytime soon. The game has issues with FPS running on powerful PCs and therefore, it will probably run badly on console. Here are the main reasons why Tarkov will not launch on PC:
- It’s a resource-heavy game that already runs difficult on high-end PCs:
- The game is not finished;
- Battlestate Games have not shown any interest in developing a console version of Escape from Tarkov;
- The complex keybinds and mechanics of EFT will not work well with a controller;
- Battlestate Games is only making Escape from Tarkov available on its own platform and therefore, it’s highly unlikely that they are interested in launching EFT on Microsoft or Sony’ shops.
Is Escape from Tarkov Only on PC?
Escape from Tarkov is a PC-exclusive game that can only be downloaded from the game’s official website. The game is available to purchase in Euros or USD. Click here to learn more about how the pricing of the different EFT editions works.
Will Escape from Tarkov Come to PS5?
Escape from Tarkov will not come to PS5. Considering that the next-gen PS5 console is equipped with some of the world’s most powerful GPUs and CPUs, the PS5 will be able to run Escape from Tarkov. However, Battlestate Games will need to spend a lot of time optimizing the gameplay so that it can run smooth on PlayStation. We can be sure that this not going to happen because the developers are currently focusing on launching a final build of Escape from Tarkov. There are still many major gameplay features, such as radiation for example, that need to be introduced before the game launches officially.
Escape from Tarkov Xbox One X and PS5 Alternatives
If you love watching Escape from Tarkov videos and would like to play the game but don’t have a PC, you should be pleased to know that there are some alternative games that offer a similar immersive experience. Here are my top 3 favorites:
#1 Insurgency: Sandstorm
Are you looking for an immersive shooter that offers in-depth gun modification? If that is the case, you shouldn’t look any further than Insurgency: Sandstorm. The game launched recently on console and it’s a blast to play if you love gunfights. You can read more about Insurgency: Sandstorm and how its community is super welcoming of new players.
#2 Metro Exodus
Just like EFT focuses on gun modification and playing in a universe inspired by Russia, Metro Exodus does the same. The game features military tactics for the AI and a bundle of highly-moddable weapons. This is a single-player RPG that tells a mind-blowing story.
#3 Hell Let Loose
If you want to try out some older weapons and experience an immersive mil-sim game, you will love Hell Let Loose! This is a World War II game that focuses on team-based activities. Unlike Battlefield or Call of Duty, Hell Let Loose uses a minimal UI (user interface) to make the player feel as immersed as possible. This is very similar to the way Tarkov works.