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Opinion “No plans for now” for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 on PS5, “Impossible to Run” on PS4 and Xbox One - GSC Game World

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If you’re a console player, you’re going to need an Xbox Series X/S to play it- but is there a chance that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 eventually releases for PS5 as well...

We posed the question to its developers as GSC Game World in a recent interview, who told us that currently, there are no plans to bring the game to PS5, before adding that Xbox Game Pass (where the game will be releasing at launch), was one of the primary reasons for it launching as an Xbox console exclusive.

“No plans for now,” the developer said. “We negotiated the possibilities with Microsoft and saw several good opportunities for the brand — including Game Pass.”

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The open world horror shooter is confirmed to be releasing for PC and Xbox Series X/S, and according to its developers, that was necessary for the game they were making. We recently spoke with GSC Game World’s PR manager Zakhar Bocharov about the shooter, and when asked if S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 isn’t launching on last-gen consoles because the developers didn’t want to be limited by their hardware, he said: “Exactly. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is a next-gen game, and it’s impossible to run it on Xbox One or PS4.”

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killatopak

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I want a SX when this gets released.

I’ve heard so many great things about Stalker and have played the first one a bit but it never clicked so hopefully a more polished sequel will bring me in.
 

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f you’re a console player, you’re going to need an Xbox Series X/S to play it- but is there a chance that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 eventually releases for PS5 as well?

We posed the question to its developers as GSC Game World in a recent interview, who told us that currently, there are no plans to bring the game to PS5, before adding that Xbox Game Pass (where the game will be releasing at launch), was one of the primary reasons for it launching as an Xbox console exclusive.

the developer said. “We negotiated the possibilities with Microsoft and saw several good opportunities for the brand — including Game Pass.”

They added: “We’re concentrating on the Xbox Series X/S version.”
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Kuranghi

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I don't know if S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is really a game you want to play on console unless you have to anyway, you want PC for mods surely.
 
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Well in that case guess I'll play it on my pc then.
Curious though how much I am going to have to pay for it - if its in gamepass its gonna be a cheap game.
 

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They are legally obligated to say this
 

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More next gen only games, the more the merrier. I like it.

Keep em coming.
 
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jroc74

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Reading between the lines it seems like it's a timed exclusive deal.

Either way looking forward to seeing more of this, hopefully the atmosphere is just as good as the first.
Could be, the 'for now' is a dead give away.
 
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I'm really hoping Microsoft put a team towards altering/remastering S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 1 and it's expansions to Xbox Series X.
 
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Well in that case guess I'll play it on my pc then.
Curious though how much I am going to have to pay for it - if its in gamepass its gonna be a cheap game.
Not necessarily. So many day and date titles now and in the near future arriving on GP, I'd expect this to launch at full retail price
 

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Good for them for not holding back. This and Hellblade 2 will be enough to convince me not to wait any longer to pick up XSX. :)
 
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If it was impossible to run on the Series S THEN I would be impressed.
I highly doubt you'd see a game that would be impossible to run on the XSS but would run on the XSX just fine unless it is because of the the graphics.

Series S still has the same SSD and same CPU.
People really have no idea what they are talking about with the XSS.
 

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I wanna revisit this thread when the game comes out.....because I know how some like to talk about games that are possible on last gen, despite devs saying otherwise.

I want that exact same energy for this.
 

xrnzaaas

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If it was impossible to run on the Series S THEN I would be impressed.
Damn, forgot about this. It's not gonna to be easy for the devs of Xbox games/ports to prepare separate XSS versions, especially when we'll start getting more "proper" next-gen games.
 

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Damn, forgot about this. It's not gonna to be easy for the devs of Xbox games/ports to prepare separate XSS versions, especially when we'll start getting more "proper" next-gen games.
I guarantee you that something like Ratchet would easily run on an XSS (1080p30). This hyperbole around the XSS being weak is so weird, it's like people don't know the specs.
 

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Of course, they will ignore a 3 times larger installed base, at least as long as MS paied them for the time exclusivity :messenger_grinning_sweat:
 
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this is one of those overrated pc games, isn't it?


No, only console games are overrated. Who is supposed to overrate PC games ? There's no manufacturer to do it like with Microsoft or Sony. Theres no tribalism like you have with console wars. Any game that is worth something has to do it on its actual merrits. Theres nobody behind it to artificially inflate it and hype it.

Stalker just so happens that its some of the best games in existence. The third game in particular, its a masterstroke of open space and shooter design. What most people say they hate in open worlds - that their big, full of fluff, boring, repetitive, that it takes to long to traverse from one point to another - ALL of those were solved in Stalker 12 years ago.