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 an easy one," but the team are big believers that "development should take as long as necessary, especially in the case of such a project":
Yesterday, the game was gaining heat on social media after a Ukrainian YouTuber stated that it would be delayed until later in the year, which led to a GSC Game World Community Manager asking fans to wait for official information.
Sadly, it did end up coming to fruition, and so now we're going to have wait until late in the year to get our hands on it. The silver lining is that it's looking great so far, so fingers crossed it ends up being worth the wait this December.
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