GSC Game World have released a developer diary for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, just after the series’ 14th anniversary.
As previously reported, the open world action game features multiple endings and a non-linear story. Players explore the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, born of a second Chernobyl disaster, where radiation has twisted the wildlife and even the laws of physics.
The new developer diary shows off the game’s graphics, clothes, weapons, and how the Zone is being carved up by different factions representing Duty and Freedom. The game will also feature more factions than the original game, and over 30 different weapons that can be modified.
The game even has a custom teeth tool; a special plug-in to help give each NPC their own smile. Finally, a gameplay demonstration is coming later in 2021.
You can find the developer highlights trailer below.
You can read the Frequently Asked Questions about the game below via the official site.
What is S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2?
It’s a unique blend of FPS, immersive sim and horror with a really thick atmosphere. One of the biggest open-worlds to date is yours to explore — along with an epic branching story with multiple endings.
Which platform is S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 going to be released on?
The game is coming to PC and launching first on Xbox Series X as a console launch exclusive. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will also enter the Xbox Game Pass service on Xbox Series X on day one.
Is it open-world?
Yes. The Zone in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is one of the biggest seamless open-worlds to date.
What about the story?
The game will feature an epic, non-linear story. Your choices will influence both short-term consequences and global outcomes.
When is the game out?
We are not ready to disclose the release date just yet. Please follow the official social channels of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 to receive development updates.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, and later on Windows PC. The game will be available on Xbox Game Pass on launch.