It’s been over two years since GSC Game World announced that it had begun development on a sequel to its critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic sandbox FPS, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., but the Ukraine-based developer has begun lifting the veil on the mysterious title. Following the release of a cinematic 4K trailer over the summer, we now have a short but sweet glimpse of what S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will actually look like courtesy of a teaser shared by IGN.
“Get your first in-engine look at the first-person sequel S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and its Zone through the eyes of its main protagonist, Skif,” the publication wrote. “As developer GSC Game World puts it, this teaser represents ‘how the game actually feels: fast-paced change of scenery, ominous landscapes and the ever-present feeling of an inevitable danger accompanied by a barely-distinguishable guitar soundtrack.'”
While the teaser doesn’t provide any clues as to where the story is headed, it does suggest that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will be a gorgeous experience. According to GSC Game World, players can expect one of the biggest open worlds to date, as well as an epic, non-linear story with multiple endings.
“The game is coming to PC and launching first on Xbox Series X as a console launch exclusive,” GSC Game World noted. “S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will also enter the Xbox Game Pass service on Xbox Series X on day one.”