STALKER 2 introduced, scheduled for 2021 launch


GSC Recreation World, the unique creator of the STALKER recreation franchise, has unceremoniously introduced a sequel. Referred to as STALKER 2, the sport is scheduled to launch someday in 2021, in line with its web site.

The unique STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl is about within the space across the titular Soviet-era nuclear energy plant, which skilled a crucial meltdown in 1986 that blanketed elements of Ukraine in nuclear fallout. Launched in 2007, the critically acclaimed first-person shooter is taken into account to be the progenitor of the trendy open-world sandbox style. Shadow of Chernobyl spawned just a few follow-up titles, particularly STALKER: Clear Sky in 2008 and STALKER: Name of Pripyat in 2010.

In 2011, founder Sergiy Grygorovych shut GSC down. The transfer stopped chilly the progress on a fourth recreation within the sequence, and left many expert builders within the lurch. From Polygon’s 2013 function story:

In February of 2011, whereas Grigorovich and his group had been busy engaged on the fourth recreation within the sequence, referred to as STALKER 2, Ernst & Younger, a multinational monetary companies agency, named Grigorovich Ukraine’s entrepreneur of the yr. He was the primary member of Ukraine’s booming IT trade to earn the honour.

Ten months later, on Dec. 9, Grigorovich dissolved his firm. He gave no rationalization to the workers past “private causes.”

Whereas the video games media flailed for solutions, Ukrainian information website Ukranews posted the straightforward headline, “Kiev firm … determined to self-destruct.”

In 2015, GSC instantly sprung to life. In a single breath it condemned an unsanctioned effort to crowdfund a successor recreation, and with the opposite it introduced a brand new real-time technique title referred to as Cossacks three. Since then it’s been comparatively quiet.

Information comes by the use of Sergey Galyonkin, an worker of Epic Video games and the creator of the SteamSpy service. In a Tweet, Galyonkin appears to be indicating that GSC has licensed Epic’s Unreal Engine four to create its subsequent recreation.

The STALKER 2 web site doesn’t point out any platforms; all the present entries within the franchise had been launched on Home windows PC. Polygon has reached out to GSC and Galyonkin for extra particulars.

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