S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, the long-awaited successor in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, is launching exclusively on the Xbox Series X on next-gen consoles. It will also be coming to the PC in 2021.
According to a blog post on Xbox, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series is always about the Zone, which is based off of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in 1986. In the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe, a second explosion hit the reactor in 2006, creating The Zone that embodies the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. The Zone is filled with deadly radiation that has created mutated creatures and a "strange, anomalous energy", which is a cool word that I've never heard of until now. It refers to something that is "inconsistent with or deviating from what is usual, normal, or expected". So if you want a new fancy word to add to your lexicon there you go.
In S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, bounty hunters delve deep into the Zone, looking for treasures and mysteries to solve. Not all are looking for glory, though, as some just want to get away from their past or get a score so they don't have to worry about money for a while. In the game you will be a bounty hunter in what is apparently one of the biggest open world titles to ever be created. There are factions to join, fight, or both, monsters to kill, and booty to loot.
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will be releasing on the Xbox Series X and PC in 2021.
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