Here's a little holiday 2020 present courtesy of GSC Game World and IGN! The video above showcases our first in-engine look at the survival horror FPS sequel S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, due for release in 2021.

The game was previously revealed back at the Xbox Games Showcase in July, where it was described as featuring one of the biggest open-worlds to date, filled with radiation, mutants, and anomalies."

"S.T.A.L.K.E.R.2 is a unique blend of FPS, immersive sim and horror with a really thick atmosphere. One of the biggest open-worlds to date is yours to explore — along with an epic branching story with multiple endings."

There's no official release date for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 as of yet, but we do know that it'll be a console launch exclusive for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (also coming to PC), and will be included day one with Xbox Game Pass.

Here's a little bit of blurb from IGN about the teaser trailer:

Get your first in-engine look at the first-person sequel S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and its Zone through the eyes of its main protagonist, Skif. As developer GSC Game World puts it, this teaser represents "how the game actually feels: fast-paced change of scenery, ominous landscapes and the ever-present feeling of an inevitable danger accompanied by a barely-distinguishable guitar soundtrack." S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is due for release at some point in 2021 on Xbox Series X|S (day one on Xbox Game Pass) and PC.

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