S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 Announced, Coming To Xbox Series X

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 has just been revealed during Xbox’s Games Showcase. A sequel none of us expected to see, the game trailer has gotten us seriously excited for what’s set to be one heck of an experience.

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The original S.T.A.L.K.E.R game, Shadow of Chernobyl, first launched back in 2007, and is loosely based on the novel Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. An instant hit, the series sadly petered out – until now.

In case you missed the reveal, check it out in the video below!

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In the same live event, Xbox also gave the world its first look at gameplay for Halo Infinite, one of the first and biggest games coming to the next-gen console, the Xbox Series X.

Halo Infinite is looking like everything we could have hoped for. In case you missed it, check out some of the gameplay from Halo Infinite’s campaign mode in the video below!

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The game’s official description reads as follows: “The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite – the next chapter of the legendary franchise beginning holiday 2020! Developed by 343 Industries for the entire Xbox family of devices, including Project Scarlett and Windows PCs, Halo Infinite continues the Halo 5: Guardians storyline and takes the franchise in ambitious and unexpected directions, powered by the all-new Slipspace Engine.”

Need a refresher on just how much of a punch the Xbox Series X will pack? Here’s the official specs, as announced via the official Microsoft blog:

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CPU8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
GPU12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
Die Size360.45 mm2
Process7nm Enhanced
Memory16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
Memory Bandwidth10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
Internal Storage1 TB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
Expandable Storage1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
External StorageUSB 3.2 External HDD Support
Optical Drive4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
Performance Target4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS

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