Adding to the list of seemingly endless RPGs, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is set to feature “hundreds of hours” of content.
The Xbox exclusive was revealed last summer and is the much-anticipated sequel to the PC survival classic. Taking place in the shadow of the Chernobyl disaster, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is set to bring the post-apocalypse open world to the next generation.
Previous instalments in the franchise have placed a heavy emphasis on survival realism. Resources were scarce and situations had to be approached slowly and cautiously.
The same mentality seems to be seeping into the sequel – the developer reckons that it’ll take well over 100 hours to see everything the game has to offer. In an interview with GamingBolt, the PR manager at GSC Game World, Zakhar Bocharov, said:
“It’s a very long game even if you decide to follow only the main quest.
“Hundreds of hours can be spent if you want to do more exploration and side quests.”
That’s a huge undertaking for players, especially in a world where new games can regularly take upwards of 40 hours to complete. Still, at least you’ll be getting your money’s worth. As an Xbox Game Studio title, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will arrive on Xbox Game Pass on launch day.
There’s currently no release date for the survival game. With few Xbox exclusives to look forward to this year, we’re hoping it’s soon.
What else do we know about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2?
The most recent gameplay trailer for the anticipated title showed off some stunning in-engine visuals. Viewable in gorgeous 4K, the trailer sees a protagonist running through a crumbling building as an explosion tears apart the world outside. It ends with them pulling out a tablet with some vague text on it as the title logo appears.
Much of the actual gameplay has been kept under wraps by GSC Game World for now. Their most recent developer update claimed that work on the project was going smoothly and that they expect it to release before the end of 2021.
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[Featured Image Credit: GSC Game World]
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