A year ago, GSC Game World announced S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, a new installment of the iconic series. So far, however, we have not received much information about this project. That's why we welcomed with interest the recent interview with the devs, during which they revealed some fresh details.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 won't frature a battle royale mode. There are also no plans to implement support for virtual reality devices. The developers promise to support mods and will release the tools to fans as soon as possible. When asked about their favorite modifications to the previous installments of the series, the devs mentioned such projects as Lost Alpha, Dead Air and Spatial Anomaly.
While creating the game, the devs were mainly inspired by the previous installments of the cycle, and their priority is to recreate the unique atmosphere of the franchise. Developers also promise impressive graphics, but we don't know yet whether S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will use ray-tracking technology.
A much larger team is working on the current installments than on the previous parts. Currently, the production is financed from GSC Game World's own resources. The company has no plans to launch a fundraiser on Kickstarter.
Story-wise, the game will remain faithful to the canon established by the previous installments. The creators also informed that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is a completely new project, not an attempt to finish the production cancelled in 2012.
Let us remind that the hardware platforms the game is aimed at have not been confirmed yet. Considering the history of the franchise, the PC edition seems to be certain. The production is expected to be released in 2021, so any console releases are likely to go to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett.
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 official website