The shooter sequel STALKER 2 – Heart of Chornobyl was previously developed in Ukraine and postponed indefinitely due to the war there. But now there could be a fresh release period.
The fourth part of the shooter series STALKER was postponed because of the Ukraine war, after all developer GSC Game World has its offices in the capital Kyiv. When the Russian invasion began, the team initially stopped work on the video game. According to a report a few weeks ago, the employees are said to have been relocated to Prague in the meantime – and this also seems to enable work to be resumed.
Although GSC Game World has not yet announced a new date even after the indefinite postponement, a new release period may have become public yesterday as part of the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase. According to Microsoft, only games that will be released within the next 12 months were shown there – and STALKER 2 also appears on the titles associated with the PC and Xbox Game Pass.
STALKER 2 – Heart of Chornobyl finds itself in the segment of games planned for the first half of 2023. Accordingly, the game should also be available to Game Pass subscribers from the release day. Will there soon be an official confirmation from the developers?
The last part of the franchise was Call of Pripyat and it dates back to 2009. The expectations of the latest shooter are high; it remains to be hoped that GSC Game World can do justice to this given the circumstances.