Stalker 2’s release date may have been leaked

Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl Set to Release in December

According to distributor Plaion, the highly-anticipated sequel to Stalker, titled Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl, is scheduled to release on December 1, 2023. Although the developer, GSC Game World, has not officially confirmed the release date, Plaion’s website, previously known as Koch Media, has listed the game with the December 1 release date.

This news may not provide concrete evidence, but it becomes more intriguing when considering that other games listed on Plaion’s site without a release date have been given placeholder dates for December 31, 2023. This discrepancy has led some fans to believe that December 1 might be the real deal.

While we eagerly await an official announcement from GSC Game World, it’s important to approach this rumor with caution. However, for fans who were hoping to start their stalking journey by the end of the year, this news offers a glimmer of hope. With Gamescom just around the corner, there’s a possibility of learning more soon.

The Devs Warn About Stolen Material Leak

In a recent Twitter announcement, GSC Game World, the developers behind Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl, revealed that Russian hackers have been leaking test builds and other stolen material related to the game. The studio stated that it had been hacked for “almost a year and a half,” and the hackers had gained access to internal testing information.

GSC Game World urged fans not to look at or share these leaked materials to preserve the integrity of their future experience in exploring the Zone. Although the incident has been frustrating, it has allowed the developers to identify and address vulnerabilities, ensuring a more secure release.

The Ongoing Popularity of Stalker

Even after 15 years since its initial release, Stalker continues to captivate audiences. Discover why this game is having a moment.

Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl, one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2023, has the potential to become one of the best FPS games of the year.