The beloved RPG and FPS series S.T.A.L.K.E.R, developed by GSC Game World, was first released last March 2007. It received a lot of positive comments because of the atmospheric and immersive gameplay it offers. The first game of the installment, S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl, was even regarded as the best open-world survival game during its release. And good news to the fans, the official page of the game has posted several screenshots of its long-awaited next-gen sequel of the franchise called S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl. View the screenshots below:
According to the reports, S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl will retain the significant survival elements the series is known for. Not only that, but the sequel will also feature more factions, new survival elements, a bigger world, and additional enemies.
And the exciting thing is GSC Game World said “For the first time in the series, the Zone will be yours to explore as a post-apocalyptic open-world—one of the biggest ones to date.”
S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart Of Chernobyl Engine And Disk Space
The sequel will also have the latest Unreal Engine 5, one of the first games to use the engine alongside Fortnite Chapter 3. And the shocking thing is that S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl requires a whopping 180 GB of disk space for the Xbox Series X | S and PC. It is expected that the installation size will increase as the release date approaches.
What Does S.T.A.L.K.E.R Stand For?
If you’re new to the series, you probably wonder what the title stands for. It is an abbreviation of Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers, and Robbers—which sums up all of the elements within the series.
What do you think of the screenshots? Are you excited to return to the zone? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!