Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl developer GSC Game World is reportedly relocating from Ukraine to Prague in order to finish its game.
As a result of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, GSC announced that it will be halting the development of Stalker 2. On March 4th, the developer said it’s “striving to help our employees and their families survive,” adding that the development of the game has “shifted to the side-lines” for the immediate future.
According to Eurogamer, GSC is reportedly moving to Prague in the Czech Republic to hopefully finish the game’s development.
At this time, GSC Game World is based in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Yet according to Czech journalist Pavel Dobrovsky and Vortex, a relocation is apparently in the studio’s plans.
We hope the reports are true
At this time, GSC Game World has not officially confirmed the reports. That being said, if they can find a way to finish its game safely, we hope the reports are true.
In related news, earlier this month, GSC Game World changed the name of Stalker 2 to reflect the spelling of the Ukrainian language, instead of its Russian name. The name Chernobyl was changed to “Chornobyl.”
A new release date for Stalker 2 is yet to be determined. Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl will release for PC and Xbox Series X|S.
If you want to support those currently affected by these events, here are a variety of direct links to charities you support, including:
- Red Cross
- SOS Ukraina – “Providing humanitarian assistance including food and other forms of support to people who have to leave their homes.”
- Save the Children – “Our Ukraine crisis response aims to reach 3.5 million vulnerable children and their families.”
- Voices of Children – “Charitable foundation Voices of Children helps children affected by the war in eastern Ukraine.”
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