Stalker 2 is officially using Unreal Engine 5, confirms developers

Written by Chad Norton on Sun, Aug 15, 2021 11:00 AM

GSC Game World have been known for their iconic series STALKER, and next year they will be launching the official sequel. Up until now, it was known that the sequel would be running on Unreal Engine, but exactly which version was unknown. Thankfully, the developers have now confirmed STALKER 2 will be running on Unreal Engine 5.

Responding to a tweet from the Unreal Engine Twitter account, GSC Game World confirmed that Stalker 2 is using the latest edition of Unreal Engine 5, which recently blew everyone away at its official reveal last year. 

Interestingly, development on STALKER 2 started around 2018, before UE5 was officially revealed. However, Epic revealed that developers can easily transition from Unreal Engine 4 to Unreal Engine, which is what probably prompted GSC Game World to upgrade to the latest version:

“The weather isn't the only thing that's hot - these past few months have brought us a look at over 80 Unreal Engine-powered titles coming soon,” the Unreal Engine Twitter account said. To which GSC Game World responded: “Hey @UnrealEngine, Feel free to mention we're running on UE5.”

So it’s nice to know that STALKER 2 will officially be using the Unreal Engine 5 and likely all the exciting features that come with it including Lumen and Nanite technology. That’s probably why the official PC system requirements are so high then due to its graphical fidelity. Either way, its an exciting time for game development.

What do you think? Are you excited for STALKER 2? How do you feel about it using Unreal Engine 5? Let us know!

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22:10 Aug-16-2021

Will i be able to run UE5 with a RX 580??

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02:33 Aug-17-2021

yes but dont expect higgh settings 60 fps at 1080p

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20:45 Aug-16-2021

Interestingly, development on STALKER 2 started around 2018, before UE5 was officially revealed. However, Epic revealed that developers can easily transition from Unreal Engine 4 to Unreal Engine, which is what probably prompted GSC Game World to upgrade to the latest version:


I think you are missing a numbered version of UE there. Makes it a little awkward to read.

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07:06 Aug-16-2021

As long as the gameplay and story hold up the graphics are secondary.

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00:49 Aug-16-2021

No wonder why it looks so good.

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11:58 Aug-15-2021

is it just me but does the hair look really realistic, yet some how crap at the the same time? like its no longer plastic Lego man hair, but now it looks fluffy via blurring

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