Stalker 2 development reportedly continuing in the Czech Republic

Stalker 2 developer GSC Game World is reportedly resuming operations in the Czech Republic. 

A report first circulated from Czech journalist Pavel Dobrovsky earlier this week, via the tweet below, claiming that GSC Game World would be partly moving from Ukraine to the Czech Republic. Later on, Czech website Vortex (opens in new tab) was able to confirm that this was indeed the case, and parts of the studio would be moving to the country for the foreseeable future.

Část ukrajinského studia GSC Game World (pracují na Stalker 2) se přesunuje do Prahy.March 21, 2022

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It was just earlier this month in March that GSC Game World announced Stalker 2 development would be temporarily put on hold due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian developer said it was “striving to help our employees and their families to survive,” but reassured fans of the Stalker games that development on the sequel would continue. Now, it appears development of Stalker 2 will be continuing sooner than might have been expected, but not in Ukraine. 

Recently, Stalker 2’s apparently changed the spelling of its subtitle, going from “Heart of Chernobyl” to “Heart of Chornobyl” to reflect the Ukrainian spelling of the power plant, and moving away from the Russian spelling of the location, which the West has typically adopted. 

The situation surrounding Stalker 2, GSC Game World, and Ukraine at large is obviously still developing, and we’ll report on any further updates surrounding the developer. 

If you want to help the people of Ukraine, consider donating to The Ukrainian Red Cross (opens in new tab), which is providing vital aid on the ground; Doctors Without Borders (opens in new tab), which is working with local volunteers and healthcare professionals; and The Kyiv Independent (opens in new tab), a Ukraine-based English-language newspaper which is keeping the world informed on what’s happening on the ground.

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