Stalker 2 Release Date is going to announce this year. In this article you will get to know everything about this game.
Stalker 2 is a series of first-shooter survival horror video games developed by GSC Game World — a Ukrainian video game developer. The lengthy acronym S.T.A.L.K.E.R stands for ‘Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers and Robbers’ which represents the people that are attracted to the game plot popularly referred to as ‘The Zone’, and the mysteries within it.
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Stalker 2 Release Date
The first release of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series is Shadow of Chernobyl which was on 20 March 2007. It was closely followed by Call of Pripyat on 2 October, 2009 which is currently the latest release of the series. To the excitement of hardcore PC gamers, Stalker 2 was first announced in August 2010 with Stalker 2 Release Date scheduled for 2012 however, an announcement was made shortly after pointing to its cancelation. On 23 December 2011, GSC Game World announced they would be continuing the development of Stalker 2 but on 25 April 2012, it was canceled yet again.
The development of a new Stalker 2 was announced via Cossack’s Facebook page on 15 May 2018. The post that was made links to a site that displays the text ‘Stalker 18.104.22.168’, implying a release of the video game this year. As of this time, the game was still in the design phase and was announced so it could find a publisher. On 23 March 2020, GSC Game World published a screenshot of the game in development, and on 23 July 2020, it was officially announced that the Stalker 2 release date is in 2021 (this year) for Microsoft Windows and Xbox Series X/S. This release would be the first time the series would be on game consoles.
Stalker 2 for Xbox
Stalker 2 was first announced during an Xbox showcase which undoubtedly signifies that the game would be coming to this platform. The series would be released on Xbox series X as a ‘console launch exclusive’ and at first, this console version would be exclusive to the Xbox series.
However, the game would likewise be on Xbox Game Pass the day it comes out on consoles so if you are just mildly interested in it and have a Game Pass subscription, you wouldn’t have to worry about paying for it.
Stalker 2 for PC
Because Stalker 2 was announced during an Xbox showcase, many have wondered over the decade which platforms the game would be coming to. So that leads us to the big question: Would Stalker 2 be available on PC? Yes! The S.T.A.L.K.E.R series has always been available on PC and this time wouldn’t be an exception.
Although Stalker 2 is a ‘console launch exclusive’ on Xbox, that doesn’t mean PC players will have to wait as Stalker 2’s official website states that the PC version will launch simultaneously with the Xbox series.
Will Stalker 2 be available on PlayStation?
Stalker 2 will only launch exclusively on Xbox consoles and PC as such, it, unfortunately, won’t be coming to PS4 and PS5 alongside its Xbox console launch. This, therefore, suggests that we will see a Stalker 2 release on PS4/PS5 sometime in the future.
Stalker 2 System Requirements
While we anticipate the release of Stalker 2, it would be pertinent to know if your PC can run the game when it is eventually released. Although the system requirements haven’t been officially released, these are our predictions ranging from minimum to recommended.
- CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K – Intel Core i5-10600
- Graphic cards: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
- Memory: 8GB – 16GB
- File size: 30GB
- Operating system: Windows 7 – Windows 10
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Stalker 2 Trailer
Stalker 2 takes place in a world where a second explosion occurred at Chernobyl in 2006. This explosion created a radiated place called ‘The Zone’ where mutated creatures live and the seven kinds of persons the acronym S.T.A.L.K.E.R stands for, explores. The latest trailer of the game was released at the end of 2020. This ‘teaser’ (as most people would like to call it) introduces ‘Skif’ who appears to be the game’s main character. In the video, we see Skif run through a building during a storm but it quickly becomes clear that there is more to what meets the eye at play.
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According to GSC, the teaser “demonstrates the level of graphics and atmosphere we are aiming to achieve on release”. From this statement, you can immediately decipher that the trailer wasn’t taken from the game itself as the game is currently being developed in the Unreal Engine. Given down below is the Stalker 2 Trailer released.
Stalker 2 Rumors
Following the trailer reveal, some news popped up about the game’s release, one of which is that the trailer wasn’t actually in-game footage. The much-anticipated information was eventually revealed in a new FAQ on the game’s official website where developers confirmed that we didn’t see the actual game graphics in the latest trailer.
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Even more controversial, the FAQ reveals that Stalker 2 has been hit yet again by another delay. Two years ago, the game was originally announced as targeting a release in 2021. Now, the developers have said that it’s release date has been moved back with no new date officially confirmed.
Stalker 2 Pre-order?
Quite sadly, the game isn’t available for pre-order on most gaming websites. However, an Xbox series X version of the game was available for pre-order on www.gamivo.com. As expected, this is only a pre-order and the key will be delivered upon the game’s release. Currently, though, the game is out of stock, so you might want to hop on their website to watch their space closely just in case it’s available at a later date.
Indeed this sequel has had a rocky patch but it finally seems to be happening, and its development is progressing smoothly. Whether the Stalker 2 would be released in mid or late this year, we can only wait and hope that this version wouldn’t be canceled like its predecessor.
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