L’exit from STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl it will not happen before 2024 or 2025according to what was reported by the Russian insider Vitaly Kazunov on the iXBT Games website, but a developer of GSC Game World also responded to this rumor later with a partial denial.
Update: in the hours following the spread of the rumor started by Kazunov on the possible postponement of STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl, a developer accredited at GSC Game World intervened on a Discord channel dedicated to the game, essentially denying the informationeven if there is still no talk of an official communication from the team.
“The effective exit period remains 2023“, just added” Mol1t “, identified as the developer of GSC Game World.
For the moment, therefore, we continue to consider next year as the one in which the launch of STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl is planned, however we cannot even underestimate the seriousness of the problems that the developers are facing, directly involved in the war between Russia and Ukraine.
As we know, Microsoft seems to be canceling the pre-orders of STALKER 2 and this suggests that the game was postponed indefinitely due to the extremely 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.