Is Escape from Tarkov on PS4?

Escape from Tarkov, the tactical shooter developed by Russian studio Battlestate Games, saw a bump in popularity at the beginning of 2020 thanks to a particularly successful Twitch Drops campaign around New Year’s. This means more people than ever are looking to get into the hardcore game, so that leaves console players wondering: Is Escape from Tarkov on PS4? In this guide, we’ll cover everything we know about a possible Escape from Tarkov PS4 release date.

Is Escape from Tarkov coming to consoles?

Is Escape from Tarkov coming to consoles_

Currently, Escape from Tarkov is only available on PC. While the game has not yet officially released, players can get access to the closed beta by pre-ordering Escape from Tarkov on the game’s website. Pre-orders are currently discounted at the time of writing, available with various packages of in-game goods for as low as $33.74.

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As for an official Escape from Tarkov PS4 release date, Battlestate Games does not appear to have any plans to bring the game over to home consoles. According to Wccftech, a Battlestate Games FAQ way back in 2015 said the developer was considering a console version, but there hasn’t been any news since. Fans have petitioned to bring the game to consoles and even found a PS4 console in-game, but neither of these seem to have meant anything in the long run.

While the Xbox Series X and PS5’s enhanced specs could help something like Escape from Tarkov come to consoles without significant performance downgrades, the game’s emphasis on complicated inventory management means a console port is unlikely even after the next-gen systems launch. If the new consoles support mouse and keyboard setups, maybe Battlestate will consider a port, but there are likely just too many systems in Escape from Tarkov for Battlestate Games to fit onto a single PlayStation or Xbox controller. YouTuber ExistentialEgg created a complicated control profile for the game on a Steam Controller in 2018, however, so if the new consoles’ controllers are anywhere close to that customization, it might be possible.