Fans of cult classic S.T.A.L.K.E.R. should be happy, as it has been announced that a sequel to the game is finally back in development.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was originally released in 2007 – based on the 1979 film Stalker and its source material Roadside Picnic, the game saw players solve mysteries and hunt for relics in the wastelands surrounding an alternative Chernobyl.

The game had some difficulty getting off the ground, with heavily-delayed development, especially from a stability perspective, however, it still developed a strong following that stayed for spin-off games, Clear Sky and Call of Pripyat. But when troubles surrounding developer GSC Game World caused the company to fold, it seemed that all hopes for the in-development S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 had been dashed.

Though it seemed that the game would likely be held up in development for the foreseeable future, GSC owner Sergiy Grygorovych recently took to Facebook to announce that the long-awaited S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was back in development, with a tentative 2021 release date.Stalker

Exactly what we can expect from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 remains to be seen, but should GSC tap into what made Shadow of Chernobyl so enjoyable, it could be one to watch out for.

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