Particulars about STALKER 2 have been few and much between for the reason that recreation was formally revived in early 2018. However, within the waning hours of 2020, builders GSC Recreation World launched a brand new trailer highlighting the sport’s first-person expertise.
GSC stated in a information launch on Dec. 31 that the trailer represents “how the sport truly feels: fast-paced change of surroundings, ominous landscapes and the ever-present feeling of an inevitable hazard accompanied by a barely-distinguishable guitar soundtrack.” In keeping with the outline on YouTube, the trailer is shot solely in-engine and thru the eyes of the participant character, a stalker named Skif.
A earlier trailer, displaying a number of inside and exterior environments, was launched in July throughout the Xbox Video games Showcase. The ultimate recreation is slated for Home windows PC and Xbox Sequence X, the place it is going to be a console launch unique. It should even be a part of the Xbox Recreation Cross program.
The primary recreation within the STALKER collection, STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, was launched in 2007, and stays one of the well-regarded FPS video games of all time. The critically acclaimed collection, which incorporates STALKER: Clear Sky and STALKER: Name of Pripyat, can be the precursor of the trendy open-world sandbox style.
STALKER 2 was beforehand in manufacturing in 2011 when GSC Recreation World was dissolved out of the blue and unexpectedly. That occasion result in an exodus of artistic expertise that Polygon documented once we traveled to Ukraine in 2013. Among the many studios that spun out of GSC are 4A Video games, makers of the Metro collection. That studio is now headquartered in Malta following an extended interval of unrest in Ukraine.