STALKER 2 will be postponed to 2024Q1

“S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl,” the fourth installment in the first-person shooter series “S.T.A.L.K.E.R.” crafted by the Ukrainian game studio GSC Game World, is a masterful amalgamation of horror and science fiction. The game’s development journey was beleaguered with obstacles, influenced heavily by the global geopolitical milieu. Its progression was intermittently halted and faced numerous postponements, culminating in an official release date slated for December 8th, 2023.

According to a report from Wccftech, “S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl” was originally poised to unveil further demonstrations at the 2023 Cologne International Game Show, with developers set to elucidate more intricate details of the game. However, current murmurs suggest a delay in the game’s launch, with a new anticipated unveiling in the first quarter of 2024. Pre-orders can be placed via the official website, Steam, and GOG.

“S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl” has been sculpted using the Unreal Engine 5 by Epic Games. Preliminary in-game footage, unveiled by the developers, showcases players navigating an expansive open world. Harnessing motion capture and photogrammetry, the game delivers benchmark graphical depictions. An advanced artificial intelligence system has also been integrated, offering players an evocatively immersive gaming milieu.

The game is also scheduled for a synchronized release on the Xbox Series X/S, with an inaugural entry into the Game Pass subscription service. Rumors abound that Microsoft’s gaming console will relish an exclusivity window of three months. Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 iteration may potentially see daylight in the second quarter of 2024.