Atomic Heart gameplay compilation gives a long look at the upcoming FPS/RPG
Atomic Heart is a first-person open-world RPG that's been in development for a few years now, originally teased in 2017. Developed by Russian studio Mundfish, the game is set in an alternate reality 1950s where the USSR has progressed far more technologically than any other nation.
You play as agent P-3 - formerly Major Nechaev - a special duty officer and a private agent of professor Sechenov. Sechenov is a researcher in neuro-polymers & robotics, and he has made world-changing breakthroughs in the field. When Nechaev was injured in a lab accident, Sechenov restored his brain activity and outfitted him with metal prostheses, along with giving him a new "P-3" codename. However, a large accident soon takes place at one of the USSR research facilities, in which new robotic lifeforms begin to rebel. P-3's job is to quell the catastrophe.
The gameplay mechanics look to be an FPS/RPG hybrid, with immersive sim elements and a gear-crafting system where players can create long- & close-range weapons. The developers have stated that there will not be standard experience 'levels' for the player, but instead a system of skills that can be combined with each other.
You can check out a compilation of much of the gameplay released thus far below (thanks to YouTube channel GameCross), as well as a description and screenshot set via Mundfish.
Update: Gamecross took down the video, so we've replaced the upload with a 2020 gameplay teaser
The Future USSR
A global system failure happens at the Soviet Facility №3826 that leads machinery to rebel against the people. You are Major P-3 and your task is to eliminate the consequences of a large-scale accident and prevent the leakage of classified information threatening to destroy the whole world.
Study the behavior of your enemies and observe how they relate to each other. Use the varied arsenal of arms and special abilities of your polymer glove. Turn everything into a weapon: environment, objects, your own body, and even enemies themselves! Every fight will be different from the last.
The Face of the Soviet Dream
Explore huge research facilities and test sites. Find out more about the employees and their ways of life and work. Uncover soviet secrets! But know that death hides in every corner. Can you survive?
A Closed World Ecosystem
A neural network named “Kollektiv” unifies ground-based and flying robots alike into a single hivemind. If you are noticed either above or under the ground, the reinforcements from the nearest factory will come to kill you. Use hacking to break in unnoticed.
Craft and Modify
Use pieces and components with the “Chaika 3.0” device to create more than 30 types of melee weapons and firearms. Cassette cartridges and various modifications will help you use the environment to your advantage and exploit enemy vulnerabilities.