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Despite the obvious downgrade, GSC GameWorld still aims to make STALKER 2 look as good as its E3 2021 trailer

A lot of STALKER 2 fans were disappointed by its latest Gamescom 2023 gameplay trailer. You see, the game did not look as polished or as good as its initial E3 2021 trailer. Yes, the downgrade was obvious. However, GSC GameWorld insists that it still plans to make STALKER 2 look as good as its E3 2021 trailer.

In an interview with IGN, GSC Game World’s public relations manager, Zakhar Bocharov, claimed that the game is now content complete. Bocharov also claimed that the studio is still targeting to make the game look as good as its E3 2021 trailer. The studio still believes that “it can pull this thing off, realise its ambition, show the world what it’s truly capable of.”

It will be interesting to see whether the final version of STALKER 2 will come close to what GSC GameWorld initially showcased. And yes, we can safely say that the E3 2021 trailer was an in-engine target trailer and not an actual gameplay trailer. In other was, GSC GameWorld faked the entire thing.

STALKER 2 will be using Unreal Engine 5 and promises to feature incredible graphics. Furthermore, here are some preliminary PC requirements. Below you can also find the game’s key features.

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl Key Features
  • A unique mix of first-person shooter, horror and immersive sim.
  • A non-linear storyline with a variety of paths leading to one of several possible endings
  • Stunning graphics that set new standards with state-of-the-art photogrammetric and scanning technologies
  • Next-generation graphics developed with state-of-the-art photogrammetric techniques and scanning technologies
  • Advanced artificial intelligence systems that will keep even the most hardcore gamers on their toes
  • A-life 2.0 life simulation system makes the game world more lifelike than ever before
  • Immersive survival mechanics for hunger, sleep, bleeding injuries and the effects of radiation enrich the gameplay experience
  • A dynamic day-and-night cycle and realistic weather effects make the game a true-to-life experience
  • Mod support gives creative players the opportunity to expand and enrich the game universe
  • Multiplayer mode to be added as a free update shortly after release
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl — Gameplay Trailer