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Development of STALKER 2 “passed away” for Ukrainian studio GSC Game World

In January, we learned that the long-awaited STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobylthe release of has been pushed back to December 2022 with the team of GSC Game World focusing on ensuring the game lived up to what he wanted it to be. With a planned deep dive into the cinematic side of STALKER 2 set to go live this week, the Ukraine-based studio is instead announcing a pause in development as its country faces an invasion and the continued effects of war. .


On February 24, Russia declared war on Ukraine and sent rockets, tanks and soldiers to our homeland. Our country is forced to fight again for existence. Seems to be the price of freedom. This video is our answer to “How are you guys?” question. Now, we strive to help our employees and their families survive. The development of the game has moved to the sidelines. But we will definitely continue. After the victory. Glory to Ukraine.

With development “sidelined” until “after victory”, it’s a poignant message and a reminder of the lives and people involved in creating the games we play. The Chernobyl game setting is located in Ukraine and over the past week has experienced conflict itself. Our thoughts are with the team during this difficult time, and regarding STALKER 2 – we can wait.