Developer GSC Game World has announced that survival horror game, STALKER, will be getting a sequel. STALKER 2 is expected to launch in 2021, according to its website.
Game World boss Sergiy Grygorovych has left a message on his Facebook page stating his company will develop the game:
[quote style=’1′ cite=” title=”]Today 10.05.2018 I officially declare GSC Game World develops STALKER 2[/quote]
The first STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl is set in the area around the Soviet-era nuclear power plant, which experienced a critical meltdown in 1986 that blanketed portions of Ukraine in nuclear fallout. In 1986, the world’s worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl power station. Soviet authorities established a 30km ‘Exclusion Zone’ around this nuclear wasteland, but in 2006 a second explosion rocked the stricken reactor, obliterating all living things and causing the Zone’s boundaries to ripple outwards. From this epicenter came waves of mutated creatures, deadly radiation, and a strange, anomalous energy. The Zone was cordoned off by the military, who would shoot on sight anyone foolish enough to brave the horrors within.
It is now 2012 – man has ventured further and further into the heart of the Zone driven by reports of strange ‘artifacts’ imbued with anomalous energy. Mercenaries and bounty hunters compete to recover these artifacts, which command extortionate prices on the black market. Others seek to find the truth behind the Zone, while some merely revel in the desolate lawlessness of the place. Whatever their motivation, over time these individuals – Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killer, Explorers and Robbers – have become known as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s.
The original STALKER game had players investigating the poisonous wastes of Chernobyl after another meltdown hit the Ukrainian city and former Soviet land. The game was well-known for its immersive world, its nonlinear narrative, and its own systems-based gameplay.