S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl is an open world first person shooter developed and published by GSC Game World.
It is the fourth total instalment in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.
The developer says it delayed the game to remove the "technical imperfections that hold S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 below the expected standards for the final experience our fans are waiting for."
Pre-orders are now available for GSC Game World's open-world survival shooter, which is coming to Xbox Series X/S and PC.
The open world first-person shooter is scheduled to release sometime in Q1 of this year for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
GSC Game World confirms the FPS will have a Graphics Mode and a Performance Mode, though details on its target resolution are unconfirmed.
Developer GSC Game World says the open world shooter will have a "huge" amount of content, with four different endings to see.
The sequel launches in Q1 2024 for Xbox Series X/S and PC as players return to the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone to find artifacts.
Microsoft will also be bringing other upcoming titles like Ara: History Untold, Jusant, and Towerborne to the show.
Roughly $66,000 worth of damage was sustained, though fortunately, no one was injured due to the fire.
After initially targeting this year, the survival shooter is launching in Q1 2024 for Xbox Series X/S and PC while also coming to Game Pass.
Developer GSC Game World previously stated that the survival shooter would still be released this year on Xbox Series X/S and PC.
In September last year, developer GSC Game World reiterated that the open world first person shooter was targeting a 2023 launch.
The likes of Ara: History Untold, Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon, Starfield, Towerborne, and Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty will also be present at the Xbox booth.
Xbox is planning to go "all out" at the trade fair, with all three titles reportedly receiving new details and playable for attendees.
"S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will miss the June online conferences preferring to make important announcements in the upcoming months," GSC Game World says.
GSC GameWorld seemingly partners with the real-world energy drink while providing a brief new look at the survival title.
"In the event of any leaks, we ask that you refrain from watching or distributing information about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2," the developer says.
The upcoming open world shooter will be featured in a GDC presentation later this month, presented by GSC Game World 3D animator Anton Riabchuk.
GSC Game World's highly anticipated first person survival horror open world shooter is in development for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
GSC Game World's survival horror open world shooter is in development for Xbox Series X/S and PC, and will also launch day one on Game Pass.
GSC Game World called a recent rumor that it didn't even have a working demo "absurd" and reiterated the game's 2023 release window.
Microsoft is seemingly issuing refunds to those who pre-ordered the game via the Xbox Store, mentioning that it has been delayed to "an unconfirmed date in the future."
The video sees the protagonist getting ready to enter the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. After another delay, the FPS is now releasing in 2023.
In an official tweet by Xbox of all the Xbox/PC titles releasing in the next 12 months, the survival shooter is listed for 2023.
Developer GSC Game World put the open world horror shooter's development earlier this year due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
GSC Game World is reportedly seeking to shift part of its team to Prague to continue development on the survival shooter.
Ukraine-based GSC Game World confirms that development for its upcoming S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been sidelined in light of the recent crisis in the country.
GSC Game World says that the additional seven months is "needed to fulfill our vision and achieve the desired state of the game."
GSC Game World recently announced plans to incorporate NFTs in its upcoming open world horror shooter, but following backlash, has walked back on those plans.
PvP game modes like deathmatch will be added to GSC Game World's open world shooter for free following its release.
Originally listed as 150 GB on console, GSC World's upcoming survival horror FPS has seemingly ballooned in size en route to release.
After previously revealing that the shooter runs on Epic's engine, GSC Game World has officially confirmed that it's Unreal Engine 5.
Based on what we've seen so far, GSC Game World's upcoming open world shooter is looking like it'll be a proper 9th gen technical showpiece.
GSC Game World's upcoming open world shooter was arguably one of the best-looking games across all of E3 2021.
GSC Game World have released a new video focused on their recent gameplay revealed, revealing additional details on combat, the world, and more.
The recommended requirements for GSC Game World's upcoming open world first person shooter are unsurprisingly hefty.
GSC Game World's open world survival horror shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is apparently going to be quite a massive game.
Venture through the Zone, dealing with humans and mutated creatures. It will be coming to Xbox Series X/S and PC along with Game Pass.
GSC Game World PR manager Zakhar Bocharov speaks with GamingBolt about the upcoming shooter.
"S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is mostly about the new story, and we can’t tell it without the open world," says GSC Game World PR manager Zakhar Bocharov.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2's narrative branches will guarantee replay value, according to GSC Game World.
GSC Game World's upcoming shooter is going to keep you occupied for a while.
A leaked document may have potentially revealed details on exclusivity periods for Xbox indie titles.
GSC Game World's Zakhar Bocharov says S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 simply wouldn't have run on last-gen hardware.
"We're concentrating on the Xbox Series X/S version," says GSC Game World.
As well as others already on the service or non-Game Pass indies.
Yep, there's teeth here.
GSC hopes to keep your expectations in check.
GSC Game World seems to have big ambitions with the upcoming shooter.
GSC Game World shares an update on how development on the shooter is progressing.
A brief snippet of the game for your consideration.
"Unparalleled load-times" and 4K Ultra HD also promised.
It also promises one of the "biggest seamless open worlds to date."
Return to Chernobyl with old and new locations.
The surprise announcement has our attention.
The first person shooter looks suitably foreboding.
GSC Game World promises "more to come" later this year.
The engine also "harmonizes well" with developer's goal for easier and more accessible modding.
The long-awaited shooter could have something to show off very soon.
The oft-cancelled sequel is going back into development.