Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl has been in development for a long time, and that process continues into 2022. Fans of the original post-nuclear fallout survival-horror/shooter hybrid may be eagerly awaiting this gorgeous-looking sequel from GSC Game World, especially given that it was first announced (and even canceled) a decade ago. While we wait for the game’s launch, here’s everything we know so far about the once troubled, now promising genre-bender.
Stalker 2 release date
Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl was previously slated for a 2021 release, but obviously that’s come and gone. Stalker 2’s release date is now set for April 28, 2022. Naturally, some skepticism regarding that date is understandable, but until the studio announces a shift, it’s best to pencil the game in for its late April launch.
Stalker 2 platforms and Game Pass
Stalker 2 will launch on PC and Xbox Series X|S. It will also launch on Xbox Game Pass on day one for both console and PC subscribers. Currently, a PlayStation launch has not yet been announced, but a leak seems to suggest the game will be a timed-exclusive on Xbox consoles for three months. After that, we may see the game head to other console platforms, though a Switch version seems unlikely (unless by way of a cloud edition) due to the game’s demanding specs and it being a current-gen exclusive.