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Over the weekend, developer GSC Game World confirmed that its heavily anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R. sequel, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, would be released on April 28, 2022. According to new system requirements published on the official site, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl will require 150 GB of disk space, making it the latest contender for the scoreboard of huge PC games on the market. GSC Game World is also recommending an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X / Intel Core i7-9700K processor, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB graphics card, and 16 GB of memory for a more ideal post-apocalyptic experience.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is a critically-acclaimed franchise that has millions of players exploring the hostile environment of the Chernobyl Anomalous Exclusion Zone for more than a decade. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is a long-awaited sequel to the series that aims to deliver all the fan-favorite elements — challenging combat, chilling horror and a thrill of a fight for survival.

Sources: GSC Game World, r/pcgaming

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  1. Lets just hope that they make good use out of all that storage space, and it results in a spectacular sequel!

    It seems like not that long ago I bought my first SSD, a 120GB OCZ Agility, back in 2009. I partitioned it in to partitions, ~80GB for Windows & Games and ~40GB for Linux, and that windows partition was plenty for both the OS and to have a couple of games installed :p

  2. “COD required 150 Gb”

    Wtf
    Should come on an SSD
    Bloatware
    Lazy devs

    “STALKER requires 150 Gb”

    Can’t wait
    Should come on an SSD
    Great game
    Ready for it

    ——

    Not sure why – just an observation. I haven’t played either really. I do cringe at how long it may take to download (I still have PTSD from my pre-Starlink days)

  3. “COD required 150 Gb”

    Wtf
    Should come on an SSD
    Bloatware
    Lazy devs

    “STALKER requires 150 Gb”

    Can’t wait
    Should come on an SSD
    Great game
    Ready for it

    ——

    Not sure why – just an observation. I haven’t played either really. I do cringe at how long it may take to download (I still have PTSD from my pre-Starlink days)

    I think the big issue with COD is that its a 150 GB base install, with a few 15+ GB patches every few months.
    They are both large games, no point denying that, but luckily it’s single player so no need to put it on my NVME drives.

  4. In a few years a game will require a whole new pc. You will have your crysis pc and your cod pc and your stalker pc so on. Kind of like thise handhelds from the before time.
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