Stalker 2 official image from the recent teaser

[Update]: Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl has been pushed back seven months, all the way to December 8, 2022. 

Stalker 2 was originally revealed all the way back in 2010, but unfortunately it didn't get far in development before the whole project and the studio behind it fell apart. GSC Game World eventually came back, but nothing ever rose out of Stalker 2's ashes.

With that in mind, I am quite happy to announce that Stalker 2 is now officially in development once more! We're most likely going to have to wait until 2021 for it to actually release, but at the very least we now know that the cult classic series is not going to simply fade away.

If you're wondering whether this is some sort of cruel joke, after all it is fairly easy to fake a website, you'll be glad to hear that it's completely true. GSC Game World confirmed it themselves over Facebook, though they didn't share any further information.

If the developers make any additional announcements I'll make sure to let you know, but until then I'm afraid all we can do is sit and wait. Thankfully, there is plenty of RPGs and exploration-focused games to mess around with these days, so the long wait shouldn't be too excruciating.