It seems that development has resumed on upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl.
As spotted by Video Games Chronicle, Polish website GRYOnline spotted the good news on the game’s official Discord server. Answering a question from a fan on the status of development, a developer’s account by the name of Mol1t responded simply “It continues.” There wasn’t any further elaboration, but nonetheless it’s excellent news.
GSC Game World had to suspend development back in March due to the ongoing war in their home of Ukraine. According to Czech site Vortex, the company was able to relocate some of its development staff to the Czech Republic and specifically, the capital city of Prague. It appears that after it was able to secure the safety of its employees, development is now able to continue.
During the suspension, the game also underwent a minor name change, with the subtitle now using the Ukrainian spelling of Chornobyl. At the time of writing, we don’t know if the delay has affected the game’s release date. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl was due to arrive on December 8 on PC and Xbox Series X|S. It’s probably a reasonable assumption to suspect there might be an announcement at the Xbox Bethesda showcase next month. We’ll let you know if we hear more.