We haven’t gotten a complete lot of information in regards to the upcoming FPS game STALKER 2 to this point – since 2018, when phrase of the sequel first began making the rounds, we’ve had the barest glimpses at GSC Recreation World’s latest entry within the STALKER franchise. The newest was a brief in-engine trailer, and the developer has offered a little bit of context for what we noticed in that footage.
The teaser is lower than a minute lengthy, however long-time STALKER followers will recognise a number of enduring components of the survival game sequence. There’s the tense environment, the ruined setting, and the haunting guitar melodies that every one assist evoke that alien and lonely feeling of the Zone. The builders clarify that the tune we hear is Life Line, a tune by the Russian rock band Splean.
What we’re watching within the clip, GSC says, is the onset of an emission – it’s a phenomenon that’s figured closely into STALKER’s world since early within the first sport’s growth, a robust explosion of vitality that may simply kill something caught out within the open when it happens.
Right here’s the clip, in case you want a refresher:
The oncoming emission is why STALKER 2’s new protagonist, Skif, is scrambling to discover a place to cover. He’s racing by means of the destroyed faculty that’s set on the outskirts of the city of Pripyat, which is the place the individuals who labored within the Chernobyl nuclear plant lived and labored previous to the meltdown catastrophe.
GSC additionally provides us a cryptic trace in regards to the trailer: “All issues thought of, it’s simple to not discover somebody hiding within the shadows,” the studio writes within the latest update on Xbox.com. “He does look acquainted, although…”
Having scrubbed by means of the 54 seconds of footage a number of instances, we are able to’t discover this individual seemingly hiding within the shadows within the trailer’s spooky surroundings. The trace means that it’s somebody we’ll have met in one of many previous STALKER titles, nonetheless.
There’s no agency STALKER 2 launch date but, however we’re hoping to see it this yr. GSC Recreation World says it will likely be out there on Xbox Recreation Go on “day one” when it launches.