GSC Game World has just revealed the first screenshot of the highly anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, the game is the direct sequel survival horror shooter game based in the nuclear disaster of Pripyat. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is expected to follow the events that took place at Shadow of Chernobyl. The franchise is known for delivering an unique combination of First-Person Shooter (FPS) and Survival-Horror action.
Here is your first glimpse at S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: pic.twitter.com/HGOixm11M7
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl tells the events after a second explosion at the Chernobyl power plant, the game features a creepy, open-world environment around a dystopian. It’s expected that, GSC Game World will keep the same setup for the sequel of the highly acclaimed game, a PC release and a dystopian Pripyat infested with mutated beings and all kind of horrific creatures that would keep players on the edge of their seat. The unveiled screenshot doesn’t tell much about the game, but it is confirmed that, Pripyat will get even more scary, radioactive and creepier for the next installment of the horror-apocalyptic franchise.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was announced back in 2010, but due to unconfirmed circumstances, the project was cancelled in 2012, news about plans to bring the sequel alive was shared in 2018, at that time, GSC Game World revealed that the upcoming project would be based on Unreal Engine 4 and would be scheduled for a 2021 release.
GSC Game World has released an official announcement about the sequel of S.T.A.L.K.E.R, it reads as follows:
Thirteen years ago we released S.T.A.L.K.E.R:Shadow of Chernobyl.
The world was never the same after that. Million of players rushed into the Zone. Driven by the desire to uncover mysteries, you overcame difficulties, hunted for treasures, fought monsters and joined factions.
You changed to become the real Stalkers.
You made this day forever special.
Being inspired by everything you do (inculding arts, stories, cosplays and mods), we fully understand we can’t let you down. The second chapter of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R saga will be our most ambitious game so far. It will live to the legendary legacy.
A lot of you are joining social isolation now. That’s why today, on a very special occasion, we are ready to slightly uncover the mystery of what we are working on. This is the first glimpse of S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2.