Most recently, there was a sign of life from the last part of the STALKER series on Xbox Showcase in July 2020. Now, the Ukrainian developer GSC Game World has released a new trailer for the upcoming Stalker 2, mainly showing in-game graphics.
Stalker 2 will be the fourth installment in the series, which made its debut with Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl in 2007. This was followed by Clear Sky 2008 and Call of Pripyat 2009. The series takes place in the exclusion zone around the nuclear power plant. of Chernobyl. In an alternate reality, the catastrophe at that time caused not only deadly radiation there, but also anomalies and dark forces. As a mix of shooter, survival, and RPG, the Stalker series was able to win over many fans.
Stalker 2 was announced by GSC Game World in 2010 and should be released in 2012. Production was suspended for the time being and only resumed in 2018, so fans can now look forward to the next part, which will likely appear this year (2021). ).
Stalker 2 game trailer
Instead of the internal X-ray engine, which was used for the first three parts of Stalker, the developers of Stalker 2 now rely on the Unreal Engine 4. As you can see in the video, this provides impressive light and shadow effects. In the trailer you can already see the typical depressing and spooky mood of the predecessors and the excellent weather effects.
Not much is shown about the story or the actual game. Only the name Ski appears, both in the title of the trailer and on the PDA shown there, which the protagonist holds in his hands. Ski could possibly be his name.
Even though we just saw a bite, it’s nice that the developers are obviously staying on the ball. What they see immediately creates an intense atmosphere and there are certainly some players who would be happy to make their first forays through the exclusion zone soon.