Extremely anticipated: In celebration of the 14th anniversary of the unique recreation Stalker, studio GSC Recreation World launched a developer diary to indicate its present progress with the sequel Stalker 2. The sport is due out someday this 12 months however nonetheless has not gotten a selected launch date or launch window.
After two cancelations and a six-year hiatus, GSC Recreation World is effectively conscious that followers are getting anxious to play Stalker 2. So the studio thought Friday can be an excellent day to replace gamers on how the sport is coming alongside. The video (above) teased character fashions, weapons, and enamel. Enamel? Sure. Enamel.
First off, the fashions look superb. The eye to element is phenomenal. Backpacks present scuff marks and put on, clothes appears to be like previous with stray threads protruding right here and there, and the textures are near photorealistic. Regardless of how nice the fashions look to this point, GSC’s Zak Bocharov says they’re nonetheless “a piece in progress.” If these are the unfinished particulars, it is laborious to think about what else the devs will do with them.
Likewise, the weapons are simply as detailed. These aren’t pristine weapons straight from the manufacturing unit. Steel exhibits rust and pitting, wooden exhibits put on and fade spots, and a few have jury-rigged repairs made with duct tape. There are additionally varied intricate particulars within the weapon textures. For instance, the shotgun has an ornate etching on the jointing depicting a duck-hunting scene (beneath).
The sport may have over 30 completely different weapons. Firearms are modular, so completely different attachments like grenade launchers, laser sights, and flashlights may be positioned on the bottom fashions. Bocharov did not go as far as to say weapons can be modifiable by the participant, however that might not be an unreasonable assumption.
Now, what is that this factor about enamel? Apparently, the group is so obsessive about the smallest of particulars that they created a singular “enamel device.”
“We labored so much to fill the world with an honest quantity of memorable particulars,” defined Bocharov. “And typically it takes us to utterly surprising realms. Actually, each human in Stalker 2 has a one-of-a-kind smile.”
The enamel device permits character designers to take away enamel, make them crooked, or substitute them with dental crowns. Simply as in actual life, no two individuals have the identical dental sample, neither do they in Stalker 2. Gamers will not be going to pay a lot consideration to this trivia when the bullets are flying. Nonetheless, this obsessive consideration to element exhibits how the group is devoted to creating the sport graphically spectacular.
Bocharov did not have any updates on a launch date. Final we heard, Stalker 2 releases someday this 12 months as an Xbox Sequence X|S and PC unique.Nonetheless, it is going to doubtless solely be a timed unique as a result of GSC spent a lot effort creating a brand new multi-platform recreation engine, which it in all probability doesn’t wish to see go to waste. So dangle in there if you happen to’ve been ready. It should not be an excessive amount of longer.