The development of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been pretty peculiar, to say the least. Announced over ago only to be scrapped soon thereafter, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was re-revealed back in 2018 as S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl. The game was looking to finally launch in April of this year, but that will not be the case. It’s now been confirmed that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been delayed to December 2022.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will now be released on December 8, 2022. Developer GSC Game World made the official S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 delay announcement in a post to its Twitter account.
— S.T.A.L.K.E.R. OFFICIAL (@stalker_thegame)
It’s hard to ignore the coincidental timing of this delay announcement. Back in December of 2021, GSC Game World announced that they would be implementing NFTs into S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, news that was immediately met with strong backlash from fans. GSC quickly backtracked on the decision. It’s unknown if the new delay has anything to do with the developer’s scrapped NFT plans.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was originally set to launch in April, but has been delayed all the way to December 8, 2022. As we slowly creep towards release, be sure to stick with us here on Shacknews.