The developers of STALKER 2 have decided to postpone the game’s release date. When will it be available?
It is one of the most anticipated titles by players in 2022. STALKER 2 Heart of Chernobyl was initially scheduled for release on April 28 on consoles and PC. Unfortunately, it will not be. The developers of the title, the studio GSC Game World, have decided to postpone the release of the game. It will therefore be from December 8 that fans of the franchise will finally be able to get their hands on this long-awaited sequel.
The right decision to make
It is on Twitter that the studio announced this news, rather well taken by the players. In their post, the developers state that “ STALKER 2 is the largest project in GSC history, and it requires extensive testing and polishing. We are convinced that development should take as long as necessary, especially in the case of such a project. “
Indeed, this postponement allows them to have nearly 7 additional months of development, which will be useful to them to perfect their vision of the game and to meet the expectations of the public. A wise decision, at a time when sloppy games have become more and more common. Since 2020, we have not even counted the number of releases that have been spoiled by wobbly development, launch bugs or optimization concerns on certain platforms.
Will the studio reconsider NFTs?
One also can’t help but think that this extra time will surely allow the studio to reassess the public’s opinion regarding blockchain and NFTs. As a reminder, a few weeks ago, the developers announced that they wanted to integrate NFTs into STALKER 2, which would allow players to own unique cosmetic items, the certificate of authenticity of which is immutable.
However, the studio soon encountered a wave of negative comments, calling them opportunistic. Many still see this use of the blockchain as a huge fraud, or an easy way to make money off the backs of players. In barely a day, the studio therefore revoked its decision… but not definitively. In 7 months, a lot can still evolve, and GSC could well put the subject on the carpet before the release of the game.
In the meantime, know that you can already pre-order STALKER 2 before it hits Xbox Series X / S and PC on December 8th.
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