STALKER 2 is delayed seven months, will arrive on December 8, 2022

GSC Game World brought “bad” news today, such as the delay of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl from April 28 to December 8 this year, which will be when it arrives on PC via Steam, Epic Games or the Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

We say “bad” news, because it is seven months late, or rather, seven months to polish a game and rise to the mark, since in 2021 it became normal for the most anticipated titles of the year to arrive full of criticism because they were half-done and full of bugs. At least let’s hope it doesn’t come with a graphic downgrade, of course.


We have made the decision to postpone the release of STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl to December 8, 2022.

These additional seven months of development are necessary to fulfill our vision and reach the desired state of the game. STALKER 2 is the largest project in GSC history, requiring extensive testing and polishing. We are convinced that development should last as long as necessary, especially in the case of a project of these characteristics.

This is not an easy decision, but we are doing everything we can to bring you a game that lives up to your expectations.

With more information, updates, and presentations to come, we have an exciting and important year ahead of us. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

With love, the GSC Game World team.

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