Today, Ukrainian developer GSC Game World released a short trailer for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl, finally revealing the game’s release date.
After a long and very troubled development cycle and a recent delay to what seemed to be Q1 of 2024, we now know exactly when we can head back to the Zone again.
The brief trailer announcing the release date featured a familiar scene of characters gathered around a campfire, accompanied by guitar music. The trailer ends by revealing that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl will be released on September 5, 2024, for PC and Xbox Series S|X. It will also be available via Game Pass on day one.
GSC Game World took to X/Twitter to clarify the delay:
Last year, during Gamescom 2023, we finally had the chance to meet in person. We gathered around the campfire with you to share something valuable that we have been creating for you for all these years — a small part of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2:…
— S.T.A.L.K.E.R. OFFICIAL (@stalker_thegame) January 16, 2024
You can view the final release date for the game in the announcement trailer below.