GSC Game World has announced stalker 2 Development is on hold due to the ongoing war with Russia, but will resume once Ukraine triumphs.
In a video, the team said that the week before the Russian invasion, they edited a new video going through the motion capture process. The video was intended to show how the game’s cutscenes were created.
However, the editing of the video and the development of the game have been suspended due to the current events.
“On February 24, Russia declared war on Ukraine and sent missiles, tanks and soldiers to our homeland,” GSC Game World said in a statement. “Our country has to fight again for its existence. That seems to be the price of freedom.
“This video is our answer to the question ‘How are you?’ Question. Now we strive to help our employees and their families survive. Game development has been marginalized. But we will continue. After the win. Glory to Ukraine.”
Stalker 2 was supposed to be released in April this year but was pushed back to December 8th because the studio needed extra time to realize its vision and get the game to the desired state.
Calling the game its biggest project in the studio’s history, GSC Game World said the game needs to be thoroughly tested and polished, so development should take “as long as necessary” to bring out a properly finished product.
Upon release, the game will be available on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X/S, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.
It was announced today that Sony has apparently removed Gran Turismo 7 from its Russian PlayStation Store. Released worldwide today, the company reportedly made the decision overnight to pull the game from stores.
CD Projekt has also stopped selling its games through GOG in Russia and Belarus, and EA has withdrawn Russian teams and clubs from its FIFA offering. The company has also stopped selling its games and content, including virtual currency packs, in Russia and Belarus. It’s also working with its platform partners to remove titles from stores and halt the sale of new in-game content in the region.
Microsoft announced today that it has stopped selling new products in the country, and other gaming and tech companies have announced action against Russia.
https://www.vg247.com/stalker-2-development-shifted-to-the-side-lines-due-to-ongoing-war-with-russia Development of Stalker 2 has been “pushed to the sidelines” due to the ongoing war with Russia.