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STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl release date potentially leaked

It appears that the release date for the highly anticipated STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl may have been leaked by Koch Media’s Store. However, since this date has not been confirmed by GSC GameWorld, we strongly suggest taking it with a grain of salt.

As spotted by Andrew Marmo, Plaion (Koch Media’s store) has listed STALKER 2 for a December 1st, 2023 release date.

From the looks of it, this doesn’t appear to be a placeholder date. As Marmo noted, other games have placeholder dates of December 31st. December 1st is also a Friday, which could hint at a legit leak. Not only that, but Plaion had previously leaked the release date of Darksiders 2 for Nintendo Switch.

Again, while this leak could be real, we suggest taking it with a grain of salt.

From what we know, Microsoft and GSC GameWorld will showcase STALKER 2 at Gamescom 2023. Attendees will be able to play a demo of it, and we’ll most likely get a new trailer for it. So, my guess is that this upcoming STALKER 2 trailer will include at the end its actual release date.

STALKER 2 will be using Unreal Engine 5 and promises to feature incredible graphics. You can also find here the game’s preliminary PC requirement.

Lastly, the Plaion page has listed the key features of STALKER 2 that you can find below.

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