The developer needs additional time to achieve the desired state of the game.
GSC, the development studio behind S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and the original Stalker trilogy, has announced the postponement of their upcoming long-awaited continuation of the series. Initially, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was to be released on April 28, 2022, but now the game will arrive on December 8, 2022. According to the developer's statement, these additional 7 months of development are needed to polish the game and remove all the bugs they can get their hands on.
"Those additional seven months of development are needed to fulfill our vision and achieve the desired state of the game. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is the biggest project in the history of GSC, and it requires thorough testing and polishing," writes the statement. "We are convinced that development should take as long as necessary, especially in the case of such a project. Thank you for your patience and understanding."
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