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!