The bad news is that it's not going to happen anytime soon: The Stalker 2 site now indicates that it'll be out in 2021.
If you're unfamiliar with the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series of games, they made for a neat mix of first-person shooting and RPG elements set in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. These mysterious happenings led to the creation of otherworldly Artifacts which can be quite valuable, leading to the venerable S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s to journey into the zone in search of grand fortune. But now, Sergey Galyonkin who is an employee of Epic Games, and the creator of the Steam Spy service, tweeted out that GSC seems to have licensed Unreal Engine 4 to create STALKER 2. A new S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is like a Russian Half-Life 3.
It feels like forever since the original STALKER was released by developer GSC Game World, but now the developer has finally announced STALKER 2, without much fan fare which is very, very unusual. A website recently popped up online displaying only an image that says S.T.A.L.K.E.R.2 and 22.214.171.124.
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The last part of the series, which was more of an offshoot than a full game, GSC Game World on the shelves of stores appeared in 2009, then in 2010 announced a second part of the series.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 website landing page.
The team was sacked, then the developers GSC Game World "spun off" in their own Studio, Vostok, which is engaged in the development of the online shooter in a post-apocalyptic setting of Survarium.