Atomic Heart’s Developer Confirm Plans For No Multiplayer

The developers also iterated on issues faced during the development of the game.

Atomic Heart is an upcoming FPS shooter set in an alternate post-apocalyptic reality where unexplained anomalies roam every nook and cranny. The single-player title is inspired by entries like Bioshock, Metro, and Stalker. It has been in the brewer for a long time due to suffering multiple delays and issues during development. 

The game attracted a lot of gazes from the community when it was announced in 2018 due to its vivifying approach to the FPS genre. However, it will finally release this winter, and with that, many rumors have been sprouting among Atomic Heart fans. The developers have cleared one of the most important queries recently.

Major Takeaway

  • The head of Mundfish appeared in an interview and discussed the particulars of various development-related issues, the reasoning behind delays, elaboration on DLCs, and the like.
  • The delays allegedly happened due to the team abandoning some ideas and focusing on the title’s central core.
  • The developer also debunked a popular rumor; no multiplayer add-ons are planned for Atomic Heart at the time, as one of the DLCs was suspected to be.
  • The DLCs will instead concentrate on expanding the player experience by including new additions, like questions, puzzles, and enemies, in the post-apocalyptic world.

The head of Mundfish, the developer behind Atomic Heart, appeared in an interview with Wccftech and elaborated on a rampant ongoing rumor in the community. Mudfish studio allegedly has no plans to include any multiplayer add-ons at the time.

Atomic Heart had four DLCs announced for it already, and fans suspected that one of them could include the multiplayer mode. However, the head debunked the fable, “The entire Atomic Heart experience will be single-player, focusing on the story and player experience. No multiplayer add-ons are planned at this time.

It appears that multiplayer was abandoned already during the development phase early on. “During the development process, we made the tough choice to abandon some ideas, even very big ones, like multiplayer,” read the head of Mudfish.

Regardless, there were still hopes of a multiplayer mode being included after the game is released. All in all, it is still possible that Mundfish changes its mind in the future, but Atomic Heart was always slated to be a single-player experience.

The developer also expanded upon what the four announced DLCs will receive in the future after the game is released. The head elaborates, “The DLCs are intended to greatly expand the player experience with new territories, quests, puzzles, enemies, as well as character and world stories.”

He continued, “We plan to significantly expand both the open-world territories, as well as new complexes and labs – where the player will learn more about the Atomic Heart world and will need to complete new challenges.

After many delays and longevity, the game had to seemingly sacrifice a lot of ambitions to reach the climax of its development. Regardless, the game’s core has evidently stayed the same. There were rumors of Atomic Heart’s development being a mess, but the head made no comments on that.

The premise of Atomic Heart is an unusual take on the post-apocalyptic genre that blends the known elements and the pernicious political environment that prospered in the Soviet era. Robots, the internet, hologram, and other sci-fi inventions are already a thing, but it is used for propaganda until it unwinds out of control.

Atomic Heat features a bit of everything; from mutant zombified creatures to terrifying robots with glorious mustaches, colossal drill worms, unique melee and ranged weapons, and a levitating city. The title features everything fans love in a gruesome Sci-fi FPS experience.

Atomic Heart is slated to release on February 21st, 2023, for both the next and old-generation consoles. Moreover, the presently known platforms are PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. 

What are your thoughts about the captivating and freakish FPS experience, Atomic Heart, not having any plans to receive a multiplayer addition? Do you the haunting post-apocalyptic setting would have benefited from a multiplayer mode? Do let us know your opinions in the comments below.

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