Koch Media has announced it’s entered into a partnership with GSC Game World to release upcoming open-world FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl at retail early next year.
In case you’re not up to speed, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is the long-awaited latest entry in the series that started with 2007’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. Set in a dark and violent post-apocalyptic wasteland, you’ll be trying to survive the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. With mutated monsters and deadly anomalies, you’ll also have to contend with rival S.T.A.L.K.E.R.S hunting for precious artefacts.
After a long period of dormancy, the game was finally re-revealed back in March of last year. It’ll be an Xbox Series X|S and PC exclusive, and it’ll also be available on Xbox Game Pass from launch. The retail copies are expected to land on shop shelves at the same time as the digital release too, which is handy.
We last saw some gameplay of the shooter back during the Bethesda and Xbox joint showcase back in June. GSC Game World have since released a commentated deep dive into that trailer, which you can see down below.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is set to launch for Xbox Series X|S and PC on April 28, 2022.