Why it issues: The improvement of one in every of 2022’s most anticipated video games needed to be paused resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Recent reviews have indicated that the studio engaged on it’s contemplating transferring to the Czech Republic to complete the sport.
This week, an nameless supply informed Czech gaming web site Vortex that members of Stalker 2 developer GSC Game World went to Prague to use for a enterprise license. The studio is presently based mostly within the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, which has been below fixed assault since Russia invaded the nation.
The preliminary reviews got here from Retro Nation’s Pavel Dobrovsky and others concerned with the Czech gaming trade. Pavel Barák of the Czech Game Developers Association stated the group entered negotiations with GSC after it thought-about fleeing Ukraine for a neighboring nation.
Část ukrajinského studia GSC Game World (pracují na Stalker 2) se přesunuje do Prahy.
— Pavel Dobrovsky (@ashnobe) March 21, 2022
Stalker 2 was initially deliberate to launch this April on PC and Xbox Series consoles however was delayed till December. Soon after Russia invaded Ukraine, GSC confirmed it had quickly stopped improvement with a view to present assist.
Earlier this month, GSC additionally made a refined change to Stalker 2’s title, switching its subtitle from “Heart of Chernobyl” to “Heart of Chornobyl.” The former is the English transliteration of the titular metropolis’s Russian title, whereas the latter is the Ukrainian spelling.