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Stalker 2 in trouble?  Microsoft is dropping pre-orders

Stalker 2 in trouble? Microsoft is dropping pre-orders

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September 9, 2022, 19:50

author: Camille “grim_reaper” Klasik


Due to the protracted war in Ukraine, the issue of the release of STALKER 2 is still not confirmed. As a result, Microsoft has started paying pre-orders in its Store.




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Regarding the situation, the portal reporters wccftech I decided to check the source how is the production stalker 2 And contact the GSC Game World studio. In response, they received a letter that you can read below.


We had to push back the release date after the war started – we announced it’s 2023 during Microsoft’s extended show at E3. Microsoft is returning pre-orders for games without a specific release date – that’s the right thing to do. The game will be available for pre-order on Xbox once we announce the exact release date. December 2023 [taki termin wyświetla się obecnie na Steamie – dop. red.] Equivalent to a placeholderWhich will stay until we are ready to publicly announce the new debut date. at present stalker 2 It is expected to be released in 2023 – this is a response from the Director of Public Relations and Business Development at GSC, Zakhar Bocharov.

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In 2018, after many years of waiting, he plays stalker 2 I stayed officially announced (For the second time). Since then, we’ve received very little information about the production progress of GSC Game World. It seems that thanks to cooperation with Microsoft, it will be possible to publish the title in 2022. Unfortunately, the plans were thwarted by the attack of Russian forces on Ukraine. Since the developer is headquartered in Kyiv, it is understandable that previous arrangements regarding release dates are outdated.

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Despite all this stalker 2 It appeared some time ago on the Xbox Store, where you can pre-order. How Reports XGP Gateway, this option was recently blocked. Everyone who submitted the order was to receive a letter from Microsoft explaining it The game availability date has been changed to ‘Unconfirmed’, so players will be returned to their purchases.

STALKER 2's Fate Still Uncertain, Microsoft Pulls Pre-orders [Aktualizacja] Illustration #1

Source: Twitter, Idle Sloth.

I remember that stalker 2 Developed for PC and Xbox Series X / S consoles. Before the outbreak of the war, the game’s premiere was planned for April of this year, and then postponed to December. The aforementioned situation and the postponement of the date to 2023 means that we will have to wait a little longer to start production from GSC Game World. However, one must bear in mind the drama our eastern neighbors are facing, which is why we recommend patience and understanding.