STALKER 2 launch delayed to Q1 2024, according to GSC Game World fact sheet

STALKER 2 launch delayed to Q1 2024, according to GSC Game World fact sheet
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The STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl launch date has received a delay as the follow-up FPS is now slated for an early 2024 release according to GSC Game World’s latest fact sheet. In it, the developer stated that the game “releases on PC and Xbox Series X/S in Q1 2024,” meaning that the previous rumors of a late 2023 drop have all but been quashed at this point.

Although the STALKER 2 release date had seemingly been confirmed previously through a PLAION listing, it seems that its availability in Gamescom has finally shed more light on its ever-tentative launch window. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, players should expect it to drop at some point early next year, so those that have been looking forward to it finally have a specific time frame they can look forward to.

Of course, this delay isn’t exactly surprising as the uncertain conditions of GSC Game World’s home country made nailing down an exact release date difficult for all parties involved. Fortunately, the ambiguous timeline provided should at least allow the developers to ramp up marketing efforts for their survival thriller set in the dystopian environment of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.

Aside from revealing the game’s official launch window, GSC Game World’s fact sheet also gave fans a look at more of what they can expect in-game. The game’s post-apocalyptic story will apparently be “shaped by the player’s choices,” meaning there may be different outcomes depending on the paths you take throughout. Of course, you’ll also need to gather food, water, and meds “to survive the harsh conditions” you’re placed in.

If you want to learn more about the STALKER 2 delay, we suggest checking out their fact sheet. Alternatively, you can take a look at our other related news pieces instead, such as the Call of Duty collaboration with Tomb Raider and the CyberPunk 2077 free 2.0 update revealed at Gamescom.