Stalker 2 has been delayed by roughly 7 months, from April 28 to December 8, 2022.
In a message posted on Twitter, developer GSC Recreation World mentioned that “we’ve decided to postpone the discharge of STALKER 2: Coronary heart of Chernobyl […] these extra seven months of improvement are wanted to meet our imaginative and prescient and obtain the specified state of the sport.”
“STALKER 2 is the most important mission within the historical past of GSC, and it requires thorough testing and sharpening. We’re satisfied that improvement ought to take so long as crucial.” The studio ends by saying that the choice was not a simple one, however that “extra data, updates, and showcases” have been on the way in which.
The announcement comes sizzling on the heels of a hearsay from YouTuber Oldboi, who just lately claimed that Stalker 2 would be delayed until the Autumn, suggesting that the sport would launch between August and October. Now it is clear that much more time was wanted, as GSC is taking two extra months than have been speculated in Oldboi’s video. Whereas the developer would not define the causes for the delay past the necessity for extra testing, plenty of high-profile video games have been pushed again over the previous couple of years on account of disruption attributable to the pandemic.
It is one other step backwards for GSC, which was pressured to stroll again its plans for an NFT-focused ‘STALKER metaverse’ final yr within the wake of serious fan backlash over its plans. The studio has confirmed that it has no additional plans referring to NFT in its apocalyptic upcoming sequel.
It is likely to be coming quite a bit later than deliberate, however STALKER 2 will nonetheless be big in 2022.