S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is an upcoming first-person open-world survival horror game from the developer studio, GSC Game World. It is the fourth entry in the mainline S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series. The game is under development using the Unreal Engine 5 game engine. The game is coming out exclusively at launch on Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X & also on Xbox Series S.
Why is S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl a big deal?
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is a big deal because it is a grand AAA next-gen sequel to an iconic game. It is a sequel to an award-winning PC game franchise. The game is taking the main formula of intense & immersive survival gameplay of the original & upping the ante. All the elements of the immersive sim, first-person POV and also, horror elements are all a part of the upcoming game. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic dark sci-fi world, players must survive and play out a non-linear storyline. Likewise, the Unreal Engine 5 powered graphics are expected to be groundbreaking. Here is an official description from the official website, “S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl applies the full potential of Unreal Engine 5 as well as motion capture and photogrammetry technologies to provide you with benchmark-setting graphics and ultimate immersion into the game world.” Similarly, like the original, the game supports mod & freedom for players to customize and enhance their game experience.
Is S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl coming with a multiplayer mode?
According to the available information from the developers, the game on release day is strictly single-player mode and experience. However, a multiplayer mode is coming to the game in the form of a free post-launch update.
Coming to the main topic at hand, many anticipating fans are wondering when the official beta release for the game is coming out.
Beta Release Date for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl
The game is an upcoming major AAA title. Therefore, it is possible that the game may get a Beta or Demo release before its official launch day. Therefore, the game is targeted for release on April 28, 2022. Thus, a Demo or Beta for the game would be available sometime around a month or so before the release date on both platforms.
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