Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:52pm 03/03/22 | 0 Comments
In January we got word that the highly anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl's release was delayed to December 2022 with the team at GSC Game World focusing on ensuring the game was up to the standard it wanted it to be. With a planned deep-dive into the cinematic side of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 set to go live this week, the Ukraine-based studio is instead announcing a pause on development as its country faces an invasion and the ongoing effects of war.
On the 24th of February, Russia declared war on Ukraine and sent rockets, tanks and soldiers to our Homeland. Our country is forced to fight for existence again. Seems like this is the price of freedom. This video is our answer to "How are you guys?" question. Now we are striving to help our employees and their families to survive. The game development shifted to the sidelines. But we will definitely continue. After the victory. Glory to Ukraine.
With development "shifted to the sidelines" until "after the victory" it's a poignant message and reminder of the lives and people involved in creating the games we play. The game's setting of Chernobyl is located within Ukraine, and over the past week has itself seen conflict. Our thoughts are with the team during this difficult time, and when it comes to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 - we can wait.