S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 News
News Stalker 2 Hack Forces Dev To Warn Fans Of Potential 'Outdated' Leaks
"We encourage you to stay patient and wait for the official release"
Stalker 2 developer GSC Game World has posted a new message on social media detailing a recent internal hack, inflicted by a "Russian social network community", that could lead to potential leaks. The team says that this community accessed a bunch of internal data through a...
News Stalker 2 Gameplay Screenshots Show Off Gorgeous Environments & Slick UI
Looks like it's coming along real nice
Upcoming 2023 Xbox Game Pass shooter Stalker 2 is, as far as we know, still on course for a release this year, and the development team has just showcased another gorgeous set of in-game screenshots for us all to gawk over. GSC Game World's open world epic is running on Unreal Engine 5 and, well, you can...
Gallery 'Stalker 2' Looks Absolutely Gorgeous In Set Of Brand New 4K Screenshots
Feast your eyes
GSC Game World brought us the first Stalker 2 trailer we've seen in a good few months yesterday, showcasing more of the game's huge open world ahead of its Xbox Game Pass launch in 2023. Shortly after the new trailer dropped, the team also unleashed some super high quality screenshots and we've got to admit, this is looking like one...
News Stalker 2 Showcases Its 'Huge, Borderless Open World' In New Gameplay Trailer
Coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2023!
It's been a while since we've seen much on Stalker 2, about 6 months or so in fact, so as a little 'New Years' treat the team at GSC Game World has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming Game Pass epic. The 'Come to Me' gameplay trailer showcases even more of Stalker 2's huge open world, along with some of...
News Stalker 2 Dev Responds To '2024-2025' Delay Rumour On Xbox
A little reassurance
A rumour of another delay to GSC Game World's Stalker 2 has been floating around lately, originating from Russian source iXBT Games. The claim was that release targets had been pushed all the way back to "2024-2025", however, the developer has now responded, refuting those claims. Gaming site AltChar contacted the team for...
News Xbox Appears To Be Refunding Stalker 2 Digital Pre-Orders
Due to the game's unconfirmed release date
Back in June, Xbox launch exclusive Stalker 2 saw another unfortunate delay into 2023, in large part due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Beyond next year as a rough launch window, we have no inclination as to exactly when the game will release, and now Microsoft doesn't seem so certain either. As spotted by...
News Stalker: Shadow Of Chernobyl Xbox Footage Appears To Have Leaked
Will it come before Stalker 2?
Stalker 2 has been one of our most anticipated games for a good while, even if a couple of delays have dampened our excitement a little bit. The game is now set for a 2023 launch on Xbox, but, what if one of its PC-only predecessors came to console to help with the wait? Well, it looks like just that could be...
News Stalker 2's Exclusion Zone Looks Incredibly Creepy In New Screenshots
With a Geiger counter in my hand
Things have gone a little dark on Stalker 2 as of late, understandably so given the team's unfortunate involvement in the ongoing Ukraine war. However, the studio is back at developing now, and they've given us a fresh insight into how things are going ahead of the game's 2023 launch. The team has dropped three new...
News Xbox Provides Messages Of Support Following Emotional Stalker 2 Update
"We admire the courage of the team"
As you may have seen during the Xbox Games Showcase Extended 2022 event earlier today, GSC Game World provided a look at "game development during the war, which was an emotional update from the studio behind Stalker 2. Since then, Xbox has been publicly showing support on social media, as you can see bel
News Stalker 2's Latest Atmospheric Trailer Confirms 2023 Release Date
Alongside a moving development update
New footage of Stalker 2 just closed out Microsoft's Extended Games Showcase, and its vast open world looks as atmospheric as ever. The trailer, which focused on driving around the game's nuclear exclusion zone, also confirmed a 2023 release date following a recent announcement.
News Stalker 2 Delayed Until 2023, According To New Xbox Graphic
It's coming in next year, apparently
If you tuned into the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, you likely saw the graphic showcasing everything coming out over the next 12 months. One game on this list that has got quite a bit of attention is Stalker 2. It was mentioned last month how the development of the game had been resumed and was still expected to...
News Stalker 2 Development Is Back Underway Says Developer
Aiming for a December release
A member of the GSC Game World development team has reassured fans that work on Stalker 2 has resumed, following a brief pause due to the events in Ukraine. The comment comes from the game's official Discord channel, which Polish website GRYOnline spotted. One fan headed to the channel to quiz the team on whether
News Stalker 2 Development Is Reportedly Moving To The Czech Republic
In response to the Ukraine crisis
Earlier this month, development on Stalker 2 was halted, due to the Russia and Ukraine situation. The team (based in Ukraine) was, understandably, switching its focus to more pressing, real world issues. However, it's looking like development may resume soon, although not in Ukraine. Czech site Vortex is reporting...
News Stalker 2's Development Put On Hold Due To Situation In Ukraine
It has "shifted to the sidelines"
GSC Game World, the developer of upcoming Xbox console launch exclusive Stalker 2, has put out a video on YouTube today revealing that development on the game has been paused due to the current situation in Ukraine. The video, which you can watch above, states that the company is currently "striving to help our...
News Bad News, Stalker 2 Has Been Delayed To December 2022
"This decision is not an easy one"
The rumours were unfortunately true! After it was suggested that (timed) Xbox console exclusive Stalker 2 might be getting delayed until later in the year, GSC Game World has confirmed it will now release on December 8th, 2022. In a message posted on social media, the developer explained that the "decision is not...
News Rumour Suggests Stalker 2 Is Being Delayed To Late 2022, GSC Game World Responds
Update: Now officially delayed to December
The upcoming release of Stalker 2 was one of the hot topics on social media yesterday, as a Ukrainian YouTuber called "OldBoi" got everyone a little concerned by suggesting that the game was being delayed from its April 28th release date until somewhere around August or October 2022 based on his knowledge...
News Stalker 2 Cancels NFTs, Interests Of Fans And Players Is 'Top Priority' For The Team
Decision was made in response to backlash
Earlier this week, the developers of the highly-anticipated Xbox 2022 release Stalker 2 announced the game would be implementing NFTs as part of a newly-created "Stalker Metaverse". GSC Game World CEO Evgeniy Grygorovych at the time explained how "lots of things" had been done improperly in the space, and...
News Stalker 2 Is Getting NFTs, And The Developers Have Explained Why
As part of the "Stalker Metaverse"
Stalker 2 is the highly-anticipated Xbox FPS arriving in April 2022, but it's certainly drummed up a bit of controversy today with the announcement that it'll be implementing NFTs as part of the newly-created "Stalker Metaverse". So how does this work? Basically, the developer "will use blockchain technology to...
News Stalker 2 Treats Us To Five Brand-New Gameplay Screenshots
Unreal 5 Is Alive!
Of all the games scheduled to release in 2022 that we're really looking forward to, the long-awaited sequel to 2007's Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl, Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl, is pretty high up on our list. Originally announced all the way back in 2010, before being cancelled a year later and then re-emerging onto the world...
News Stalker 2 Will Officially Run On Unreal Engine 5, Confirms Developer
Stalker 2 came in with an incredible gameplay demo during Xbox's E3 Showcase this year, and now we have confirmation of the tech that powered the eye-watering trailer. Developer GSC Game World has confirmed the game is actually running on Unreal Engine 5. The game joins a small batch of titles that have been revealed to have moved over to...
News Better Make Room, Stalker 2 Will Be 150GB On Xbox Series X
You've got a while to prepare at least
Stalker 2 has been a bit of a mysterious game for the past year, with no actual gameplay having been shown until yesterday at Xbox and Bethesda's E3 2021 Showcase, but it now finally has a release date of April 28, 2022. We've also been treated to a few new details courtesy of its listing on the
News Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl Enters The Zone On Xbox In April 2022
Welcome to Chernobyl
We've been waiting for our first look at proper Stalker 2 gameplay for a while now, and it's arrived as part of Xbox's E3 2021 Showcase, along with the announcement that the game will launch for Xbox Series X and S on April 28, 2022. Pre-orders for Stalker 2 begin today on the Microsoft Store, although don't forget that the...
News Stalker 2 Will Seemingly Be An Xbox Console Exclusive For 3 Months
According to a confidential Microsoft document
Stalker 2 was confirmed last year to be a console launch exclusive, but that period doesn't seem to be overly long, as a recently unveiled confidential Microsoft slide has revealed it's only for a three month period. As part of Apple vs. Epic Games' court case, Microsoft's vice president of gaming,...
News Stalker 2 Will Be 'Hundreds Of Hours' Long, According To Developer
"It's a very long game"
The team at GSC Game World has been fairly vocal about the upcoming Stalker 2 in recent weeks. The Xbox Series X|S exclusive has enjoyed a lot of buzz since its initial reveal, with many fans of the original already on board. It seems those interested are in for a lengthy adventure, as the game is claimed to be "hundreds of...
News Stalker 2 Would Be 'Impossible' To Run On Xbox One, Says Dev
"We’re concentrating on the Xbox Series X/S version"
There's a lot of excitement surrounding Xbox exclusive and Game Pass title Stalker 2, which is expected arrive at some point later this year, and developer GSC Game World has addressed why it's only coming to Xbox Series X & S. Simply put, PR manager Zakhar Bocharov stated to GamingBolt...
News New Artwork Revealed For Stalker 2, Minor Update To Follow Next Week
It'll be in attendance at the Xbox Indie Showcase
We're keeping a very keen eye on GSC Game World's upcoming survival horror FPS sequel S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, which arrives on Xbox Game Pass at some point later this year, and we've got some new artwork to share! It's been revealed as part of a clarification message on Twitter, where GSC explained that...
News Stalker 2's Development 'Progressing Smoothly' For Xbox Series X
Coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one
We recently got our first in-engine look at the upcoming survival horror FPS sequel S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 for Xbox Series X and S, and now studio GSC Game World has provided an update on its development. The company says it has made "quite a bit of progress" on the game since it was revealed at the