Update, May 29: Turns out that STALKER 2 announcement may need been a bit untimely.
STALKER 2 is likely to be set for a launch in 2021, however it’s but to really safe a writer. According to Epic Games’ director of publishing Sergey Galyonkin (who you might also know because the founding father of SteamSpy), the sport is at present within the design doc section, and builders GSC GameWorld are hoping to safe a writer at E3.
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The sport’s announcement got here as fairly the shock – out of nowhere, GSC’s proprietor Sergiy Grygorovych revealed the venture’s existence two weeks in the past on Facebook, suggesting it will be launched in three 12 months’s time. Galyonkin, nevertheless, means that that date might be wishful considering, as the sport doesn’t even have a writer at this level.
Appearing on episode 222 of the How to Make Games podcast, Galyonkin revealed that GSC would use the hype generated by the sport’s announcement to strike a publishing deal at E3, which begins subsequent month (Galyonkin’s perception stems from the truth that STALKER 2 is prone to be being made in Epic’s Unreal Engine).
Galyonkin additionally acknowledged that a number of the staff engaged on STALKER 2 did work on the unique sport, however that it is a wholly separate staff from the one which was labored on Cossacks 3, GSC’s eastern-european RTS.