STALKER 2 will use Unreal Engine 4 confirms Epic Games and GSC Game World

Written by Neil Soutter on Sat, Jan 4, 2020 10:00 AM
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We know about as much about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 as Donald Trump knows about wind energy but we have at least been given a tiny tidbit more with the confirmation the post-disaster sequel will be developed in Unreal Engine 4.

STALKER 2’s development studio, GSC Game World, had intended to make the announcement at a later date but a slip from Epic themselves let the cat out of the bag early.

“Frankly speaking, we wanted to hold this particular announcement for a while. But our colleagues at Epic accidentally made a New Year surprise for everyone, including us.

“GSC Game World team constantly searches for the best technologies to work with, and UE was the most suitable choice for us.

“It gives the opportunity to make the game you wait for with the atmosphere, tension and mystery the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe [is known for]

“Additionally, Unreal Engine harmonizes well with our goal to make modding easier and more accessible. User modifications help the world of the Zone to live on while we’re busy making a sequel and we couldn’t be more grateful for that.”

Epic Games announcing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 will utilise Unreal Engine 4 obviously sets alarm bells ringing about some sort of Epic Games Store exclusivity deal but, on that front, GSC says “Yes, we know what you are thinking about but this announcement has nothing to do with platforms or digital stores. We will talk about this later.”

Not quite a denial then, so, we suspect there is probably some behind-the-scenes wrangling as to when and where STALKER 2 will launch. GSC will be intensely aware of the negativity that can come with an EGS exclusivity deal, though, having seen the backlash which struck Metro: Exodus early last year.

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13:06 Jan-06-2020

i wonder if we will be strelok again or someone else

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20:18 Jan-05-2020

It makes perfect sense of course but I will still miss that janky Xray engine.

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14:51 Jan-05-2020

Wow! I thought that GSC Game World went down the pan due to internal conflicts. Nice to know that they're back.

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14:48 Jan-05-2020

Get out of here S.T.A.L.K.E.R!

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13:31 Jan-04-2020

I'm not gonna pre-order it or anything (of course if this game truly comes out one day), but this might actually be the first game that I would buy on Epic if it's exclusive. Gonna wait for a week to look through some reviews and all, and then I might buy it. Because, honestly, for me S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series has the best atmosphere I've ever seen in PC game (and I've played a lot of SP games).

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12:50 Jan-04-2020

EGS exclusivity in 3...2...1...

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11:16 Jan-04-2020

So probably some kind of RT will be used I suppose. I hope it's lighting and not just shadows.

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