Development of STALKER 2 has reportedly resumed after the hiatus due to the invasion of Ukraine


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Kyiv-based GSC Game World has apparently confirmed that they have resumed development of STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl after a hiatus due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

As reported by PC Gamer, GRY-Online shared the news of the update in Polish, saying that Mol1t, representative of the GSC Game World community, broke a message in Discord that the development of STALKER 2 “continues” and “the work is in progress”.

GSC said that development of STALKER 2 will be paused earlier this year due to the invasion and that work on the game will continue after Ukraine’s victory over Russia in the ongoing war. The team also explained how their lives have changed since the invasion began on their YouTube channel, titled “Lights! Camera! War…”.

PC Gamer noted that rumors were pointing to some of the developers having moved to Prague and it was also written about how GSC changed the name from STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl to STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl to reflect the Ukrainian one spelling to reflect Russian.

It was also shared that the game’s official discord was closed for new chats after the announcement of the development pause, but has reopened in recent days.

In January, GSC announced that STALKER 2 had been pushed back to December 8, 2022, and has not since shared any further updates on whether that date was impacted by these recent developments.

To learn more about the ongoing war in Ukraine, check out others in the gaming industry who have either been affected or have supported Ukraine.

Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and further Pull out. Development of STALKER 2 has reportedly resumed after the hiatus due to the invasion of Ukraine

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