On condition that we have nonetheless solely seen scraps of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 after years of improvement and with launch supposedly mere months away, I suppose it is not a shock to listen to the sport is delayed. The builders, GSC Recreation World at this time introduced that they’ve pushed the launch again by seven months, giving the first-person explore-o-shooter a brand new launch date of the eighth of December. It is the standard completely wise motive: they need it to be good, they usually assume it wants extra time to be good.
S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. 2 is the long-awaited sequel to GSC’s trilogy of great (and significantly splendid) shooters set within the irradiated Chernobyl exclusion zone, now swarming with scavengers, mutants, and science-defying anomalies. An incredible many phrases have been written on RPS in regards to the wonders and importance of the sequence throughout the years. And provided that we have waited over a decade for the complete numbered sequel, with the corporate functionally dying within the center, it would not matter a lot that it has been delayed from April twenty eighth.
“These further seven months of improvement are wanted to satisfy our imaginative and prescient and obtain the specified state of the sport,” GSC Recreation World mentioned in their assertion at this time. “S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. 2 is the largest mission within the historical past of GSC, and it requires thorough testing and sharpening. We’re satisfied that improvement ought to take so long as mandatory, particularly within the case of such a mission.
“This choice just isn’t a straightforward one to make, however we’re doing the absolute best to ship you a sport that may dwell as much as the expectations.”
I do not know if it might probably dwell as much as a decade of expectations, however I like that they are attempting.
S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. 2 is now as a consequence of launch on December eighth, hitting Steam, the Epic Video games Retailer, and Microsoft’s Retailer, in addition to Xbox. It will price £50, or alternatively be on Recreation Move.
Most significantly, a delay into December would not change its standing as considered one of our most anticipated video games of 2022.