Stalker 2, the sequel to Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl, was announced in May 2018, but we haven’t seen any screenshots from it since–until now. Developer GSC Game World has celebrated the 13th birthday of the original Stalker by releasing this first screenshot from the sequel, and while it doesn’t show any gameplay, there’s material here to speculate on.
The screenshot, below, came alongside a Facebook post about the series on the game’s official page, which praised the Stalker community and discussed the current isolation many are feeling as they practice social-distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Being inspired by everything you do (including arts, stories, cosplays and mods), we fully understand we can’t let you down,” the post reads. “The second chapter of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. saga will be our most ambitious game so far. It will live to the legendary legacy. A lot of you are joining social isolation now. That’s why today, on a very special occasion, we are ready to slightly uncover the mystery of what we are working on.”
The screenshot shows what looks like a distortion that is ripping the glass right out of a broken van. It’s more of a look at the game’s visual style than anything, but then, we’ve seen very little of the game so far–the first piece of art released was no more revealing.
The post promises more news about Stalker 2 in 2020. A release date for the game has not been set, but if you’re a fan, feel free to speculate on what information we can take from this screenshot.
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