For STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl, GSC Game World ditched the ancient X-Ray in favor of the Unreal Engine. The game was initially started on the fourth iteration of the engine, but somewhere in the process of construction, the project moved to the fifth. The fact that STALKER 2 is now being created on UE5 was reported by the developers themselves and shown in confirmation of a new screenshot from the game, taken in the window of the newest engine.
It looks like if there is no progress in the release date, STALKER 2 will be the first big project to be released on Unreal Engine 5.
However, the news doesn’t end there. It became known that the international publisher of physical copies of the game will be Koch Media, which has previously collaborated with GSC Game World in the original STALKER trilogy. Through its subsidiary Deep Silver, the company acted as the European publisher of Shadows of Chernobyl and Call of Pripyat, as well as the global publisher of Chisty sky “.
The shooter will be released on April 28, 2022, on Xbox Series X / S and PC directly in Game Pass. Earlier, the developers showed four physical versions of “Stalker 2”, which will be launched on sale.