S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. 2 Unique to Xbox for Simply Three Months


Epic Video games battle towards Apple begins right this moment. Whereas this wouldn’t essentially be of a lot curiosity to us till there’s a choice, among the supporting paperwork being filed within the case are throwing up attention-grabbing tidbits. In a Microsoft Government Portfolio Replace submitted to the courtroom, the platform holder revealed S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. 2 will solely be unique to the Xbox Sequence X/S for 3 months. This leaves the door open for a possible launch on PlayStation 5.

S.T.A.L.Ok.E.R. 2 was introduced for PC again in 2010, though it took one other eight years for the sport to reappear within the type of an official web site. Sadly the title was then confirmed to be a “console launch unique” to Xbox Sequence X/S throughout Microsoft’s Video games Showcase in 2020. The courtroom doc has now revealed that exclusivity interval will final simply three months.

In an interview with The Gamer, developer GSC Sport World’s PR supervisor Zakhar Bocharov defined the studio didn’t wish to be restricted by last-gen {hardware}. Because of this it’s “inconceivable to run it on PS4 and Xbox One”. When the exclusivity interval ends, this implies the PlayStation 5 stays one of many high candidates for a later console launch.

The sport may have a “distinctive mix of first-person shooter, immersive sim and horror“. Set within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, gamers should take care of “one of many largest open-worlds so far”. Because of the huge dose of radiation the realm obtained after the nuclear accident, the atmosphere is stuffed with harmful mutants and anomalies. Nonetheless, there’s additionally “artifacts of unbelievable worth” to search out, and participant selections all through the sport as they steadiness danger with reward will form the sport’s story and unlock one in every of a number of endings.

When the sport was unveiled for Xbox, it got here with a launch window of 2021. The developer will not be but prepared to substantiate something extra particular, however any potential PS5 launch will comply with not less than three months after the sport’s debut on different platforms.

[Supply: Courtroom Listener, The Gamer]

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