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The debut STALKER 2 The trailer at the Xbox Games Showcase was all about the atmosphere. We’ve made some progress since July and decided to go ahead and share an in-engine gameplay teaser. Seems like a great way to start a new year, doesn’t it?
A long and arduous journey.
The hostile and treacherous zone.
Incredible treasures that could cost you anything. A blood test that separates your old life from a new one …
It’s time for a taste of how the game is actually going feels. Rapid landscape changes, threatening landscapes and the ever-present feeling of inevitable danger.
You see this world through the eyes of a stalker named Ski– – Remember the code name, you will hear it a lot. Follow the steps of his predecessors, STALKER 2 introduces a completely new main protagonist. His actions will mark the next big chapter in the history of the zone.
The short scene takes place in the destroyed school on the outskirts of the dead city of Pripyat. It is an extremely dangerous place and nobody wants to be here any way they want. Even so, the place doesn’t seem completely deserted: there’s a freshly lit fire with a guitar nearby. Ski, however, hardly has time to acknowledge this: he seems to be in a hurry. It looks like an inevitable danger is following him.
And here it is: an emission. A signature part of the STALKER Series, a powerful release of the anomalous energy from the center of the zone. Emissions occur from time to time and are extremely dangerous: they can kill you in the blink of an eye. If a stalker notices the beginning of the emission, they should immediately hide and wait for the end, hoping that they will get through. Ski is therefore in a hurry: he is definitely looking for cover in the nearby building.
However, the situation is far from certain: the building is half destroyed and the PDA does not seem to be working: the signal is lost. All in all, it’s easy not to notice someone hiding in the shadows. He looks familiar to me though …
Some of our fans may recognize the barely distinguishable guitar motif. If this melody makes you feel nostalgic, it’s because it came from a “Lifeline” Song of the famous Russian rock band Splean. We found it just fit perfectly into the scene we created. If this is your first time hearing this melody, we recommend that you listen to the full version – – It’s sad and moving at the same time. And extremely catchy if you ask us.
Finally, we would like to conclude this update with a development status. We’re making good progress, including the Xbox Series X | S versions. The aim is to deliver the highest quality product on every announced platform. With fast SSD, RTX support (Series X and S) and 4K resolution (Series X), we’re excited to see how STALKER 2 turns into the ultimate experience we originally promised.
The exact release date of STALKER 2 will be announced by GSC Game World. However, you can be sure that the game will come to Xbox Game Pass on day one. We are very excited about the new Xbox fans STALKER for the first time.
Thank you for your attention and have a really great year! You deserve it.