The weapons produced by the Kalashnikov concern (part of Rostech) will be officially released for the first time in the „Caliber” online game about special forces from 1C Game Studios and Wargaming. This is reported on the Kalashnikov media website.
Models of modern rifles, machine guns and pistols which are produced by the Kalashnikov concern will be used in this game under the license of the company. The products of the concern will be in the game to the smallest detail, the rate of fire, the time of reloading and ammunition will fully coincide with the figures from the factory. Thus, “Caliber” will be the first game in which the Kalashnikov’s newest weapons will shoot in a realistic („official”) manner.
Of course, many can rightly say that models of rifles and pistols produced by the concern have long been used by video game developers, but here everything is a little different. The creators of Caliber do not just draw weapons from playing with real photographs, they are in constant contact with the designers and embodying in the model those constructive features that the gunsmiths put into their creation. “We are trying to find out from the developers that could be missed when creating the game model, as well as to learn from the armourers what they wanted to do for the fighter, and what is the main distinguishing feature of this or that element,” said media creative producer of the “Caliber” project, Albert Zhiltsov.
💬 “We closely monitor the representation of the group’s products in the digital environment. “Caliber” is one of the most impressive initiatives of the next year, and it was important for us that the product and the brand were represented correctly. To do this, we had a long chat with the developers, sharing design documentation, corrected the details before recording the shooting sounds of the real products – all to ensure maximum authenticity, ” said Vladimir Dmitriev, deputy general director for marketing of the Kalashnikov Concern.
The list of weapons used in the game, which were produced or obtained by the “Kalashnikov” concern is very impressive. At this stage, the AK-74M, AKS-74U, AKM, PKP, RPK-74, PP-19 Vityaz, PB, PM, TL, PL-15, SVD, SVD-S, GP-25 are modeled. In the near future, developers want to add the PKK-16, AK-12, Saiga, SV-98, UM-17, AMP-17 and other samples.