A new set of screenshots from the Unreal Engine 5-powered S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl have been leaked online. These screenshots are from an old/WIP build, and they do not represent the quality of the final product. Regardless of that, though, the game looks stunning, even in these WIP screenshots.
The following screenshots focus on a bar location that players will be able to visit. The screenshots showcase some of the game’s WIP assets, lighting system, visual effects, and NPCs.
Now the good news here is that these leaked screenshots do not contain any spoilers.
STALKER 2 aims to feature an epic, non-linear story. Furthermore, your choices will influence both short-term consequences and global outcomes. The game will take place inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone, and it will have new locations along with the old ones.
The game will be using Unreal Engine 5 and was originally targeting a 2022 release date. In June 2022, GSC GameWorld announced that the game has been delayed until 2023. Realistically, though, I expect this game to slip into 2024.