Developer GSC Game World is finally giving fans a first look at the world of STALKER 2. A new in-engine trailer for the game released by IGN quickly showcases the game’s new look and the scenes that many players will come across in their adventures.
While the trailer doesn’t show any gameplay, it does give us a good look at what to expect from STALKER 2 in terms of visuals. To be fair, it looks like the game has come a long way, although it’s impossible to say what the game will look like when it releases.
The trailer follows someone exploring a building inside the Zone. Outside, the night sky shines into the building and a tree collapses. Further in, the person discovers a still-burning campfire surrounded by backpacks and even a guitar. Suffice to say, players won’t be the only ones exploring the zone. The trailer ends in a room filled with red light. The person takes out a strange sensor before having a chair flung at their head by an unknown force.
The cult classic goes modern
A trailer like this has been a long time coming for fans of the series. STALKER 2 will be the first entry in the franchise in over a decade, with a release window of 2021. STALKER 2 was revealed this year at the Xbox Games Showcase.
For those new to the franchise, STALKER is based off of a 1979 Soviet movie of the same name and the novel Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. The game is set in an alternate reality where the Chernobyl power plant exploded a second time twenty years after its initial meltdown. This second explosion radically changed the surrounding area, filling it with mutants and strange psychic forces. Dubbed ‘the Zone,’ this area becomes a huge interest to the Russian government, which seeks to harness its power.
Sadly, this new trailer didn’t have any story details for STALKER 2, so fans will just have to wait a bit longer to find out what adventures lie ahead.