Focus Home Interactive has announced that STALKER developer Vostok Games is working on a new post-apocalyptic Battle Royale first-person shooter called "Fear the Wolves", set for release on PC and consoles later this year.
Vostok Games was initially founded in 2012 by the former employees of GSC Game World, which was best known for the Cossacks and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game franchises before they ultimately shut down.
Fear the Wolves also promises a new game mode "intense and original", which will give an interesting twist to the genre.
As described in its announcement, the game drops players-either in squads or as lone wolves-into the radiation-ravaged environment of Chernobyl. The game won't launch with only a single game mode. As with all battle royales, the aim is simple - be the last man standing. Players can also find gear in order to trudge through areas with the worst radiation problems, but they may run into tough mutated creatures there. This sort of meta-narrative is the kind of thing that can mean the difference between a game that's hot for a week versus one that players come back to for years on end. Their only game thus far was the free-to-play 2015 PC FPS Survarium, which still remains in Steam Early Access. There is dynamic weather and a day-night cycle, so players will have to constantly be aware of their surrounding in any given situation.