STALKER 2 teaser features dreary environments and zero gameplay

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A brief teaser video provides the first in-engine footage for STALKER 2, but it lacks any actual gameplay.

Ever since it was first announced back in 2018, there has been zero footage of the first-person shooter/horror game sequel S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2.

There was a trailer at the Xbox Games Showcase earlier this year, but it was later confirmed to be a target render, meaning it didn’t contain any footage from the game itself.

Recently, though, developer GSC World uploaded a new teaser trailer, providing fans a first glimpse at in-engine footage.

It’s less than a minute long and features some stunning visuals, all from the perspective of new player character Skif, but it lacks any actual gameplay.

Speaking with IGN, GSC World says the teaser represents ‘… how the game actually feels: fast-paced change of scenery, ominous landscapes and the ever-present feeling of an inevitable danger accompanied by a barely-distinguishable guitar soundtrack.’

The teaser certainly feels eerie, showing off the inside of a ruined and long-abandoned house and culminating with a room bathed in blood red light, before objects start to slowly float off the ground.

The first S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game released in 2007 and was set in an area outside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant dubbed the Zone, which became filled with bizarre anomalies following a second explosion at the plant.

Very little is known about the sequel, but the official website claims it will have one of the biggest open-worlds to date, with a non-linear narrative and multiple endings.

STALKER 2 will release for PC and Xbox Series X/S in 2021.

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