STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl public demo at Gamescom 2023

Devesh Beri

As reported by TechNewsSpace, STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl, the highly anticipated post-apocalyptic shooter by GSC Game World, might have a public launch as early as August, according to insider Tom Henderson. The game was absent from the Xbox Games Showcase in June but is expected to feature in the Xbox program at Gamescom 2023.

At Gamescom 2023, attendees can watch and play demo versions of STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl and other showcased titles, including Forza Motorsport and Towerborne, both brought by Microsoft.

Gamescom 2023: Opening Night Live is scheduled for August 22nd, with the main events occurring  August 23rd to 27th in Cologne, Germany. Microsoft has already confirmed its participation in the exhibition.

STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl’s official release is slated for 2023, but insider sources hint at a potential delay until February 2024, which could be a disappointment  for the Herald of The Same Stalker community.

The game is being developed for various platforms, including PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store), Xbox Series X and S, and Game Pass for PC and Xbox. A working test version of the game was leaked online in late May.