In a statement, the developer GSC Game World confirmed the decision to delay STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl until December 2 of this year.
On Twitter, the company stated that the additional seven months will allow the developer team to achieve the desired state for the game. “We are convinced that development should take as long as necessary, especially in the case of a project of this type”the study stated.
– STALKER OFFICIAL (@stalker_thegame) January 12, 2022
For GSC Game World, STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl is the biggest project in its history, and delaying it was not an easy decision. “With more information, updates, and upcoming presentations, we have an exciting and important year ahead of us. We thank you all for your patience and understanding. “the posted message read.
STALKER 2 already has problems for a long time
Shortly before the delay was announced, game development experienced a number of issues related to GSC Game World’s attempt to include NFT elements. The fans harshly criticized all this and then the company would change its mind and give up on bringing any token technology to the title. At the time, the company stated that “the interests of the fans and players are the top priorities.”
The delay of STALKER 2: Heart of Chernoby adds a new chapter to its extensive development history. The first version was announced in 2010 and was even discontinued after the developer had a crisis that resulted in the layoff of 75% of GSC Game World employees. The game resurfaced in its current form during E3 2021, in which it appeared alongside a video that was shown during the Bethesda and Microsoft conference.