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Stalker 2 is alive! Developers publish first screenshot of the Chernobyl shooter

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Stalker 2: The first picture shows a dark forest and a huge anomaly. Stalker 2: The first picture shows a dark forest and a huge anomaly.

Almost exactly 13 years after the release of Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl, developer studio GSC Game World has released a first screenshot of the upcoming open world shooter Stalker 2.

The shooter was announced in May 2018. After there was little information about the ambitious project so far, the creators have now published the first screenshot that shows a huge anomaly in a dark forest.

Developers promise extensive information for 2020

In addition to the screenshot, GSC Game World also published a short text in which they thank the fans for their years of loyalty and promise more information about the highly anticipated successor for 2020:

"Greetings, stalker!

Thirteen years ago we released S.T.A.L.K.E.R .: Shadow of Chernobyl.

The world was never the same after that. Millions of players stormed into the zone. Driven by the desire to uncover secrets, you have overcome difficulties, searched for treasures, fought monsters and joined factions.

You have changed to become the real stalker.

You made this day special forever.

We are inspired by everything you do (including art, stories, cosplays and mods) and understand that we cannot let you down. The second chapter of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. saga will be our most ambitious game yet. It will do justice to the legendary legacy.

Many of you are now joining social isolation. That is why today we are ready for a very special occasion to uncover a little the secret of what we are working on. This is the first look at S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2nd

Consider this our humble gift to you, more will follow in 2020. "

What we already know about Stalker 2

So far, not much is known about Stalker 2, in an interview the developers revealed the first info bites in mid-2019:

  • Stalker 2 is supposed to be a high quality AAA game, not an indie title.
  • The shooter is developed in the Unreal engine.

  • There should be no crowdfunding campaign, e.g. via Kickstarter.
  • The necessary tools for modders should be published as soon as possible after the release.
  • VR support is currently not planned.
  • The developers have again made numerous trips to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in order to be able to implement them again realistically in Stalker 2.

There is no new information about a possible release date. Most recently was a release sometime in 2021 planned.

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