“Stalker 2”: Developers postpone shooter for several months

Updated on 01/13/2022, 02:00 p.m

  • Bad news for shooter fans.
  • GSC Game World has postponed the release of “Stalker 2 – Heart of Chernobyl” by several months.
  • You want to use the time for the necessary fine-tuning.

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Fueled by leaks, the rumor mill was already bubbling, now it’s official: One of the most anticipated shooters of the year will be released much later than planned. As developer GSC Game World announced, the release of “Stalker 2 – Heart of Chernobyl” planned for the end of April has been postponed by several months.

The Ukrainian studio, based in Kiev, wrote to the community via Twitter: “Stalkers, we have made the decision to delay the release of ‘Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl’ to December 8, 2022. These additional seven months of development time will be needed to fulfill our vision for the game.”

Further fine-tuning needed

The first-person survival shooter is “the biggest project in the history of GSC” and needs further tests and the final touches. “We believe that developments should take as long as necessary – especially with a project like this. This decision is not easy, but we will do our best to be able to bring you a game that meets your expectations,” writes the studio continues and thus alludes to many a buggy release in the recent past. Think of him, for example disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077.

The scene of “Stalker 2” is once again the radioactive Chernobyl, plagued by mutants and anomalies, which will shine in spectacular splendor thanks to Unreal Engine 5. The makers are particularly proud of the mod support and the size of their open world, which is said to be groundbreaking. The title will be exclusive to Xbox Series X/S and PC and will be part of Xbox Game Pass.

The system requirements of the game on the PC are enormous: GSC Gameworld recommends a modern eight-core CPU, 16 GB of RAM, 150 GB of free hard disk space on an SSD and a graphics card from the upper middle class for a smooth adventure without visual compromises.

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However, the title should be able to run with a current six-core processor and 8 gigabytes of RAM.
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