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Stalker 2 First In-Engine Footage Introduces New Protagonist

December 31, 2020

By: Patrick Perrault

 
 

GSC Game World has unveiled the first in-engine footage for Stalker 2, showing off the protagonist, a stalker named Skif.

The trailer shows off a world that is seemingly barely held together, with a destroyed environment and those stuck within it barely scraping together a living. From there, the ending of the trailer shows off some supernatural stuff, with pieces of debris beginning to float for no apparent reason. The whole trailer gives off a lonely, depressing vibe, which is seemingly what GSC Game World was going for, if you were to go off the first Stalker titles, which like the sequel had the player exploring The Zone.

 

Stalker 2 is a first-person shooter, immersive sim, and horror title. The game will apparently have "unprecedented scale, advanced graphics, freedom of choices and the thickest atmosphere of a deadly adventure", and while it's too early to know for sure how the game is going to turn out, it does look very pretty.

The game takes place in The Zone, which is an area of exclusion around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The Zone is full of radiation, mutations, and anomalies for players to encounter. There are many bounty hunters that live within the Zone, searching for treasures and answers. As Skif, you will become one of them in 2021, when Stalker 2 releases for the Xbox Series X|S and for PC, being available via Xbox Game Pass day 1.

 
 

If you are interested in checking out the Stalker series before 2021, the series is currently on sale on Steam, with the bundle including the first three tiles up for $13.59, which isn't a bad deal.

What do you think of this news? Are you excited for Stalker 2? Let us know in the comments!