We know the survival horror rpg Chernobylite is coming this summer to PC and console. But for gamers on Xbox and PC, it’s not the only game on the genre to come as the STALKER franchise continues with STALKER 2.
GSC Game World are currently working on STALKER 2. This is a first person shooter survival game with some RPG elements interwoven.
Since its announcement very little has been said until recently when the developers spoke to GamingBolt. It is an eagerly anticipated title and those waiting, it seems they will get plenty from this.
PR manager for Zakhar Bocharov went on record on this interview to state its a very big game.
It’s a very long game even if you decide to follow only the main quest, Hundreds of hours can be spent if you want to do more exploration and side quests.
And if you’re unsure if this title will be for you and you subscribe to gamepass then fear not. The official website states it will also enter Xbox Game Pass on console on day one.
If you haven’t been able to upgrade to current gen hardware then sadly there is some bad news. Bocharov was previously asked if last gen hardware was being bypassed so the game wasn’t hardware restricted. The response was it’s not appearing on last gen systems
Exactly. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is a next-gen game, and it’s impossible to run it on Xbox One or PS4.
Will this appear on PS5 then?
GamingBolt asked the developer this to be told no plans for a release on Sony’s current hardware.
No plans for now, We negotiated the possibilities with Microsoft and saw several good opportunities for the brand — including Game Pass. We’re concentrating on the Xbox Series X/S version.
That doesn’t rule out a release down the line. If you look back Rise of the Tomb Raider was also Xbox exclusive for a year. This could be a similar for a potential PlayStation release in the future but as yet its Xbox console exclusive.
When will STALKER 2 launch?
This question is in the official website FAQ and although its rumoured for a 2021 launch they state the following.
We are not ready to disclose the release date just yet. Please follow the official social channels of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 to get the latest development updates.
We also have E3 just around the corner so hopefully, that sheds more light on what is happening with the development in regards to a release.