STALKER 2 release date, trailer, story and platforms

The release date and details of the new game of the STALKER series, developed by GSC Game World and published by GSC Game, are wondering.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2, developed with Unreal Engine 4 game engine which games such as Gears 5, Borderlands 3, Fortnite were developed, was officially announced by the developer company GSC Game World on May 15, 2018.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R .: Shadow of Chernobyl was released 13 years ago in 2007 for first time. It was very popular with its story, gameplay, graphics, content and other details for its time. After the success of the game, side games named Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat are appeared. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is expected with great curiosity for years. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.’s development process turned into an unresolved mess. Details about the new game appeared recently.

How will STALKER 2 and its technical features?

Microsoft has made some updates and shared details for the game’s page. Accordingly, the game, which is stated to be optimized for Xbox Series X, will also feature Ray-Tracing technology.

stalker 2 details

Thanks to this technology, in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, we will be able to see reflections in glasses and puddles and see, sharper light and shadow details. In short, the visual quality of the game will be much more better. It also mentions that 4K resolution and up to 120FPS operating speed.

Will the STALKER 2 be Open-World game?

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. will be a open-world game. The game, which will continue to contain elements of action and fear, will be one of the biggest map games ever seen.

stalker 2 open-world

Not much details have been shared on the scenario side yet, but it should be noted that the scenario will take shape according to the choices you make in the game and as a result you may encounter different finals. Just like in the old STALKER games.

What will be the story of the new STALKER game?

“For the first time in the series, an open post-apocalyptic world will be discovered and one of the largest to date,” says GSC Game World.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will be the first-person survival shooter game that will take place in a dangerous area with severe contamination surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. In the game that will have a cinematic atmosphere, we will witness the gloomy atmosphere, scary monsters, mutants in abundance.

stalker 2 trailer

The scenario has a similar basis as before. “The bounty hunters descend deep into the region thanks to their treasures and mysteries. Some are escaping from their past, others are being slave to money , and some are obsessed with finding the truth behind all the mysteries.”

The story will not progress linearly, the developer says that the chooses will have short-term results as well as global outcomes.

On which platforms will S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 be?

The game is being developed for PC and Xbox platforms. Unfortunately, the game to be released on Xbox One, Xbox Series X platforms is not supported on PlayStation.

When will STALKER 2 come out?

Although it is not spoken clearly for the release date of the game, the date of 2021 has been determined. It is not yet clear whether this date, which is determined as a plan by the developer company, will be postponed. Our predictions are that the game will meet the players towards the end of 2021.

First gameplay trailer has been shared for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2?

GSC Game World had shared the trailer in the past weeks, saying “a teaser that shows the level of graphics and atmospheres we aim to release”. As can be seen in the trailer, the game has an impressive atmosphere that will appeal to the mood of the players. You can see the mutated dogs in the STALKER’s post-apocalyptic world. And of course, a few Stalkers sitting around the fire while someone is playing the guitar.

STALKER 2 – Official Trailer | Xbox Showcase 2020 on YouTube

Do I need to be played previous games of the series?

“Stalker 2 is an independent project that can be enjoyed on its own,” says GSC’s website. “It is also recommended to play previous games for maximum enjoyment.”

stalker call of pripyat

Of course, the fans argue that players should definitely be played the old games firstly. Especially the Shadow of Chernobyl and the Call of Pripyat are highly appreciated.

Release dateMetascoreUser score
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl2007828,5
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky2018757,7
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat2010808,7
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 22021
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Kadir Ak
Hello, this is Kadir. I am the lead author of the blog you are reading. My fondness for TV series and Anime made me a good researcher about the release dates. I like to share my researches and analyses on the blog.


  1. The game excited me with its trailer, but as said in the comment above, it was upsetting that it was Xbox exclusive. The little ones don’t know. Of course, this game is the ancestor of post-apocalyptic shooters. I finished three or five times with the mods. The zone atmosphere is so good that even now, you think about it and play it. After all these years, this game will come out, and I will collect pc.

  2. It will not be the same team, so do not wait for the taste and atmosphere of call of pripyat years ago, and the game is coming to new generation consoles – think main platform Xbox-. stalker is normally a pc exclusive game. I’m not excited at all.

  3. It is a game that excites me with its trailer and drags me to deep nostalgia. The style and mood of the Stalker universe are very, very different. I hope we will find ourselves in that world by getting caught up in that world, I hope this emotion and atmosphere in this second game, like the first game of the series, will keep us alive.

  4. STALKER 2 will be designed with Unreal Engine. This didn’t make much sense to me. Obviously, they ran out of money. I did not understand why they preferred a different game engine when they had their own and very successful engine like the X-ray engine.

    Mount & blade, Company of Heroes, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. What makes games like this special is that they have different game engines than the games on the market. STALKER: When Clear Sky first came out, its graphics were considered revolutionary. Even the ATI Radeon x1950xtx, one of the best graphics cards of that time, was barely rendering.

    I hope they have switched to Unreal Engine and it doesn’t give the Assassin’s Creed feel.

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