The team already tried that once… maybe they can do it the second time!
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.‘s history is a little chaotic – the first game in the series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl launched in early 2007, but before that, GSC Game World kept pushing the release date back several times for this survival horror game, which was set in a post-catastrophic Chernobyl region. The franchise got two more games (Clear Sky, Call of Pripyat), but neither was called S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 itself has an even more complicated story than the first game – it was announced in 2010, with a 2012 release year set. However, the original dev team left GSC Game World, and they formed Vostok Games. They first made a F2P MMOFPS (Survarium), then they tried to get money on Kickstarter for a spiritual successor for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (Areal – they got the money, but the campaign was suspended two days before it ended…), and now, they are working on Fear The Wolves (S.T.A.L.K.E.R. + battle royale…)
However, GSC Game World is now working on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 (again?), and the release year itself is already confirmed to be 2021! Perhaps this is their method to not slide back the release by a few years, lol… however, they only released Cossacks 3 since Call of Pripyat. That’s not much!
The game’s website can be found here, while our doubts are in the paragraphs below. This GSC Game World is FAR from what it was before… however, that release year is suspicious. Is the game coming to the new consoles, like the PlayStation 5 and the next Xbox? It’s not unlikely!
— Sergey Galyonkin (@galyonkin) May 15, 2018