STALKER 2: 'No plans' for PS5 release, says GSC Game World

STALKER 2 (Image credit: GSC Game World)

What you need to know

  • GSC Game World has announced that it has "no plans" for a PS5 release of STALKER 2.
  • The studio is focusing on the Xbox Series X and Series S version of the game, as well as the PC one.
  • The developers say that Xbox Game Pass was a factor that influenced this decision.

In a recent interview, developers from GSC Game World announced that a PS5 version of STALKER 2 is not currently being planned or worked on.

"No plans for now," the developer said. "We negotiated the possibilities with Microsoft and saw several good opportunities for the brand — including Game Pass. We're concentrating on the Xbox Series X/S version."

This means that, at least for the time being, STALKER 2 will remain an Xbox console exclusive (the game is also releasing on PC). The developer's interest in Xbox Game Pass also strongly suggests that the game will be available through the program, which is great news for Game Pass subscribers. STALKER 2 is one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2021, so it's exciting to think that it may be coming to Game Pass.

Source: GSC Game World (Image credit: Source: GSC Game World)

What do you think of STALKER 2 becoming an Xbox exclusive for the foreseeable future? Are you excited to play the game when it releases? Let me know. STALKER 2 is expected to launch later in 2021 for $40-60 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows 10 PCs. It may end up being one of the best Xbox One shooters out there, so you should keep an eye on it! I also highly recommend the original STALKER games, as they're quite excellent even with their jank.

Brendan Lowry

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