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STALKER 2 developer is apparently shifting to Czech Republic to continue working on the game

The upcoming open-world shooter might see a silver lining (Image via GSC Game World)
The upcoming open-world shooter might see a silver lining (Image via GSC Game World)
Siddharth Patil

GSC Game World's STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl had previously been infinitely delayed due to the ongoing conflict in the Ukrainian studio's home country. However, new rumors suggest that the team is now moving to Prague in the Czech Republic.

Část ukrajinského studia GSC Game World (pracují na Stalker 2) se přesunuje do Prahy.

Pavel Dobrovsky, a Czech industry-insider, dropped the details on Twitter recently. His tweet can be roughly translated to:

"Part of the Ukrainian studio GSC Game World (working on Stalker 2) is moving to Prague."

He then went on to suggest that the team will be making a new entry in the Cossacks RTS franchise. The latest entry was last year with Cossacks: European War.


STALKER 2 might be getting back on its feet

It definitely sounds like good news if its true. To top this off, Vortex (also a Czech gaming site) has confirmed that the team's shifting claim is true. According to them, the team is in talks to set up shop in the Czech Republic, pretty much reiterating what was said by Dobrovsky.

The current crisis between Russia and Ukraine has caused great tension and strife, with people being subjected to precarious circumstances. Hopefully the devs at GSC Game World will be able to get back on track to deliver on their vision for the new STALKER game after the delay.


A brief dive into STALKER 2

The Heart of Chernobyl has never been beating so loud as it is right now. Can you hear it? Are you ready to return to where it all began? The Zone gave life to many ones. A new life.The life that we are ready to return if we have to!youtu.be/ZNLaKOlXVvw

STALKER 2 was first announced in its current form in 2018. After an engine change from Unreal Engine 4 to Unreal Engine 5, it was delayed to December 8, 2022.

The game is the first entry in the series since Call of Pripyat in 2009. Like other games in the series, it is a first-person shooter set in an alternate universe Ukraine where mutants run amock.

This latest entry sees players control Skif, a member of a group of survivors known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.S who are braving the dangers of the Zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Players face Anomalies, mysterious phenomena that disobey the laws of physics and scavenge for resources.

Of course, they're not alone, as the wilderness hides the aggressive fauna and bandits that fight dirty. To help with this, players have access to a variety of firepower from standard assault rifles to more whacky sci-fi machinery.

If the game does see the light of day, fans can expect to see a release on Xbox Series X|S and PC.



Edited by Sijo Samuel Paul

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