Stalker 2 growth pauses amid Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Stalker 2 was already delayed to December 2022, and it’ll possible be pushed again once more. Developer GSC Game World is placing growth on pause as a result of ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, where the studio is predicated.

The announcement was made by way of a brand new video on GSC’s YouTube channel. As defined inside, the staff wished to point out off some movement seize and cutscene work for the much-anticipated sequel this week, however the staff’s security has taken precedence. The video description states that questions on a gameplay showcase or the Stalker 2 launch date have been changed by, “Are you guys OK?” The staff has put aside game growth so as “to help [its] employees and their families survive.” GSC guarantees to proceed engaged on Stalker 2 “after the victory,” when the battle is settled.

GSC already urged the game trade to assist with the scenario when the battle broke out, and different studios have joined in. Frogwares, The Serpent Rogue, Vostok Games, and others have known as for motion within the wake of the invasion. This has led to the likes of EA Sports eradicating Russian groups from FIFA 22 and different video games.

GSC additionally included data for individuals who want to donate cash themselves. The International Charitable Foundation has a web page particularly arrange for contributing to Ukrainian support.