Developer GSC Game World has today announced that its anticipated sequel STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl is being delayed from its original April 28 launch date to much later this year, December 8. There are no firm details on what has caused the delay beyond citing more time required for further testing and polishing.
The news comes by way of a Tweet from the developer earlier today, which reads:
We have made a decision to postpone the release of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl to December 8, 2022.
These additional seven months of development are needed to fulfill our vision and achieve the desired state of the game. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is the biggest project in the history of GSC, and it requires thorough testing and polishing. We are convinced that development should take as long as necessary, especially in the case of such a project.
This decision is not an easy one, but we are doing the best possible to deliver you a game that can live up to the expectations.
With more information, updates and showcases coming, we have an exciting and important year ahead. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
With love, GSC Game World team.
When STALKER 2 finally does arrive, it will be launching across PC, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms. For more information, head on over to the game’s official website.