Today, Koch Mediaa worldwide publisher, e GSC Game World, Ukrainian video game developer, have announced their partnership for the physical edition of the upcoming open world first person shooter STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl. The long-awaited sequel to the popular STALKER franchise will be available for Xbox Series X / S and PC on April 28, 2022.
STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl is based on a fictional universe in an altered timeline set in Chernobyl. The unique blend of first person shooter, horror and immersive simulation allows players to immerse themselves in a huge open world in a post-apocalyptic setting. The first gameplay of STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl it premiered during Microsoft’s E3 2021 and has since received numerous “Best of the Show” awards from media around the world.
Stephan Schmidt, Director of Global Partner Publishing at Koch Media he has declared: “After the great presentation at E3, we are more than thrilled to set the stage for STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl’s entry into the global physical market. We have already worked on STALKER Clear Sky and look forward to collaborating again with GSC Game World on all physical publishing activities to successfully release the next chapter of the award-winning STALKER franchise. “
Evgeniy Grygorovych, CEO of GSC Game World he added: “We are delighted to partner with Koch Media to bring physical editions of STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl to players around the world. We trust that our game is now in capable hands. Together, we will offer different editions of the title to players so that everyone can find the one that suits them. “
The STALKER universe is based on three video games as well as several hundred books, comics and numerous fan-fiction. With over 15 million copies sold worldwide, the franchise has been critically acclaimed and fans are eagerly awaiting its return with STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl.