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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been delayed

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has been delayed

This will come as quite of a disappointment for the huge player base waiting to experience what S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl has to offer, but the launch of the game has been delayed to December 8. The sequel to S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, the cult shooting game created by GSC Game World, was supposed to be released much earlier this year, but it seems that the developer needs more time to polish some aspects of the game and bring its quality to the appropriate level. 

The information has been announced via the game's official Twitter account, where we can read that additional development time is required to fulfill the studio's vision.



It looks like a wise decision. The expectation around S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is enormous. Its predecessor has been a fan favorite for quite a long time, and there is quite an active community following the game. It's worthy of notice that GSC Game World's attempt to introduce NFTs in the game was received by an impressive backlash from the community, which finally forced the developer to drop the plan and continue with its previous development schedule. 


"Based on the feedback we received, we've made a decision to cancel anything NFT-related in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. The interest of our fans and players are the top priority for the team. We're making this game for you to enjoy—whatever the cost is. If you care, we care too. "


Whether these sudden changes may have had an impact on the release schedule of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl or not can be a source of speculation, the truth is that GSC Game World risks a lot with this game. A bad launch could be a disaster, especially after angering the fans with the NFT addition attempt. Therefore, delaying the launch of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 seems to be a smart move if the game is not ready to meet the quality standards that the fans expect.



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