S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 reportedly delayed to Q1 2024

by Danny Craig  · 
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 reportedly delayed to Q1 2024
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl is now reportedly arriving next year, according to a Gamescom fact sheet provided by developer GSC Game World.

The details:

  • Despite the game's official website stating that it will be released in 2023, a new fact sheet provided by the game's developer for Gamescom states that it will be released in Q1 2024. Following previous delays, previous rumors claimed that the survival shooter would arrive in December 2023.
  • The playable Gamescom build was said to be running poorly on PC, with crashes, texture glitches, and game-breaking bugs, according to attendees who were able to play a short demo of the game. Due to this, as well as development issues resulting from the Russo-Ukrainian war, it appears that fans understand the delay, though some are concerned about the team's ability to release the game in good enough shape.
  • Following an attack on the company by Russian hackers earlier this year, many development assets, including a test build of the game, were leaked online. However, the studio refused to give in to the attackers' demands, instead requesting that fans avoid the leak to the best of their ability as development nears completion.

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