STALKER 2 Developers Issue Statement Following Cyberattacks and Blackmail

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The STALKER 2 developers, GSC Game World, have issued a statement following a recent cyberattack that has led to a data breach of employee information and game assets. The hackers behind the attack recently threatened to release 30GB of STALKER 2 data if their demands were not met.

You can see the statement from GSC Game World below:

“We have been enduring constant cyberattacks for more than a year now. We have faced blackmail, acts of aggression, hacks, attempts to hurt players and fans, and efforts to damage the development process and the reputation of our company”, the statement reads.

It continues “In the event of any leaks, we ask that you refrain from watching or distributing information about STALKER 2: HEART OF CHORNOBYL. Outdated and word-in-progress material may dilute the impression of the final idea that we have put in the game. We encourage you to stay patient and wait for the official release for the best experience possible. We believe that you will love it”.

STALKER 2 has been delayed several times over recent years, especially recently due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia. In June 2022, GSC Game World released a YouTube video on the difficulties of developing the game during the war.

The current release date is a tentative (and likely placeholder) date of December 2023 across game stores. It has been stated on the developer’s official Discord server that the development process continues and the game is currently set for a 2023 release.

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