January 28, 2023

Microsoft has reportedly began refunding gamers who pre-ordered Stalker 2: Coronary heart of Chornobyl as the sport’s launch window is now unknown.

In response to XGP, Xbox is refunding pre-order clients and explaining that the choice to take action is because of the recreation being delayed to an “unconfirmed date sooner or later.”

It seems that the corporate has additionally eliminated the flexibility to pre-order the brand new Stalker 2 by means of the Microsoft Retailer.

Stalker 2 Dev Diary: Sport Improvement Throughout the Battle

VGC has contacted Microsoft for touch upon this report.

If these claims are true, the information is not all that stunning given the circumstances surrounding the event of Stalker 2.

The sport is being developed by the Ukrainian studio GSC Sport World. The corporate, which was primarily based in Kyiv previous to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, has since partially relocated to the Czech Republic.

Nonetheless, not all of its workers have been capable of go away Ukraine, and quite a lot of builders proceed to work on the sport from a war-torn nation the place their lives have been turned the wrong way up.

Stalker 2 Reimbursement Reportedly Issued Due to

Different GSC Sport World workers members have joined volunteer efforts in Ukraine or within the nation’s armed forces, together with a number of workers members talked about in a developer diary revealed in June (see above), which confirmed how the conflict affected the workforce and its work.

Initially scheduled for launch this April, the sport has already been delayed a number of occasions. As of June, it was slated to launch in 2023, though that appears unsure proper now.