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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Is Still On Track For a 2023 Release Date – Effinate Games


STALKER 2 marks the return of the series after over a decade, and although the original release of the game was hampered by the ongoing situation between Russia and Ukraine, the developers are still hoping for a 2023 release date. Despite rumors earlier today pointing to a release date for 2024-2025.

STALKER 2 is still set for 2023

STALKER 2 will be a return to form for many players who enjoy one of the most memorable post-apocalypse FPS titles that is not a Fallout game. The original STALKER games were released in the late 2000s, with the final entry, Call of Pripyat, released in 2009.

With the announcement of STALKER 2 in June 2021, fans got a look at the series’ return, and it is currently slated for PC and the Xbox series of consoles.

Earlier today, a rumor was circulated stating that the game would be delayed to 2024 or 2025 due to many of the staff leaving, but this was quickly debunked by a GSCWorld employee on the game’s official Discord channel, who stated , that the game is still on track for an unannounced 2023 release date.

ONE Tweet correctly summed up the situation:

While the studio has had difficulties due to the ongoing conflict, gamers are still hopeful to see the game in 2023. With an original release date of 2022 moved due to the ongoing situation in the region.

With more than a decade of waiting, fans are okay with waiting a little longer for an iconic series to return again and to a bigger platform than ever before.

Earlier this month, pre-orders were cancelled, and while it’s disappointing, we’re sure the opportunity to pre-order the game and support the studio will open up again in the future.

What are your thoughts on the release date? Let us know in the comments section below.



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