The release of STALKER 2 will not take place before 2024 or 2025, according to a Russian insider: here are the details of the rumor.
The release of STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl will not happen before 2024 or 2025 , according to the Russian insider Vitaly Kazunov on the iXBT Games website.
As we know, Microsoft seems to be canceling the pre-orders of STALKER 2 and this suggests that the game has been postponed indefinitely due to the very difficult conditions in which the Ukrainian development team finds itself operating.
Well, some sources claim that many of the developers who worked on the project left the studio about six months ago and that the new hires were asked to build most of the assets from scratch.
The strong uncertainty about the future of STALKER 2 and GSC Game World will certainly make it impossible to launch the game in the course of 2023, but apparently the windows of 2024 and 2025 are also unlikely.
For the moment, as mentioned, it is just a rumor: recently the development team stated that STALKER 2 has not been postponed , at least not officially, waiting to understand what will happen in Ukraine.