The GSC Game World company presented the official trailer at the presentation of games for the Xbox Series X. The continuation of the popular series was announced back in 2010, but then its development was frozen for 8 years.
On July 23, at the presentation of games for Xbox Series X, the developers unexpectedly showed a teaser trailer for STALKER 2. The estimated release date is not yet known, but earlier the CEO of GSC Game World Sergei Grigorovich said that the advertising campaign would begin about four months before the release because hopefully, the game will come out this year. At first, the shooter will be exclusive to Microsoft and will be released immediately on the latest generation of consoles, bypassing the old versions.
The authors do not disclose the plot of the second part, but they promise that it will be grandiose and non-linear. The developers said that this time all the actions of the protagonist will affect the world around them, and the story will be different with each playthrough. The world itself will be made open for the first time, and it will be one of the largest in the gaming industry.
Judging by the trailer, the action of the game will also unfold in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. In the video presented, you can see the Duga radar station and a capsule with a mutant in an unknown laboratory.
“Series S.T.A.L.K.E.R. I always talked about the Zone – this is one of the most important characters in the universe. For the first time in the history of the series, the Zone will be available for exploration as one of the largest open worlds in the post-apocalyptic setting. Your story. The player’s decisions affect what is happening around – both on a small scale and on a global scale, ”said GSC Game World.
According to the developers, the trailer does not reflect all the features of the Unreal Engine, but in the game they revealed them. It is known that it was created using face and motion capture technologies and photogrammetry.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Is a Ukrainian first-person shooter game with elements of an action-adventure role-playing game. Events unfold in our time, but in an alternative reality around Chernobyl. According to the plot, in 2006 an unexpected release occurred at the nuclear power plant, which greatly affected the environment: strange anomalies, mutants, and artifacts appeared in the world.
The game was released in 2007 and has received good reviews from users and critics. Over the next few years, additions were introduced, but there was no official sequel. Its development became known in 2010, and it was supposed to come out in 2012. However, then the project was closed and the team working on it was disbanded. They decided to resume the creation of the game in 2018, and since then nothing has been heard about the official release date.