Developer GSC Sport World has at the moment showcased the primary in-engine have a look at its anticipated sequel STALKER 2. Though solely temporary, the footage introduces gamers to its new protagonist Skif, whereas additional supporting commentary by way of Xbox’s official web site provides some additional shade.
We study that the brand new takes place within the ruined faculty on the outskirts of the lifeless city of Pripyat, a harmful place the place Skif barely has time to understand his environment earlier than operating from a lethal emission.
“You’re seeing this world by means of the eyes of a stalker named Skif— keep in mind the codename, you’ll hear it rather a lot. Following the steps of its predecessors, S.T.A.L.Okay.E.R. 2 introduces a totally new major protagonist. His actions will form the brand new grand chapter within the historical past of the Zone.”
The event workforce additionally provides a short replace on the sport’s progress, explaining that growth is “progressing easily,” which incorporates the Xbox Sequence S/X variations of the sport. The workforce provides:
“The intention is to ship the product of the very best high quality attainable on each platform it’s introduced for. With quick SSD, RTX assist (each Sequence X and S) and 4K-resolution (Sequence X), we’re happy to see how S.T.A.L.Okay.E.R. 2 is shaping as much as be the final word expertise we’ve initially promised.”
For the uninitiated, the unique STALKER sees gamers take management of the Marked One, an amnesiac man looking for and kill the mysterious Strelok inside the Zone, a forbidden territory surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Energy Plant.
Its plot is closely impressed by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky’s science fiction novella Roadside Picnic, and Andrei Tarkovsky’s movie Stalker. The sport was critically acclaimed when it launched again in 2007 and has continued to assist a reasonably lively group of gamers ever since.
STALKER 2’s launch date is but to be confirmed. For extra on the sport, you’ll be able to take a look at some idea artwork launched final yr.