STALKER 2 devs show off shiny new boots, guns, and teeth

STALKER 2
STALKER 2 (Image credit: GSC Game World)

What you need to know

  • During the ID@Xbox March showcase, STALKER 2 developers showed off some of the game's assets.
  • These included new outfits, weapon models, and a custom teeth tool that allows the developers to give every character a unique smile.
  • Additionally, new factions will also appear in STALKER 2.
  • STALKER 2 is expected to announce in 2021 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC as a console exclusive.

In a new developer diary that debuted during the ID@Xbox March showcase, STALKER 2 developers showcased some of the assets being made for the game. These included outfits for the Duty and Freedom factions, a various assortment of firearm models, and — hilariously — a "custom teeth tool" that allows the developers to ensure that every character you run into in the game will have a unique smile. You might run into someone with missing teeth, chipped teeth, teeth replaced with dental crowns, and more.

Additionally, it was also confirmed that there will be more factions in STALKER 2 than what the original trilogy of STALKER games had. This will no doubt be good news to series veterans who have been hoping that there might be new groups in The Zone to interact with, and it's also good news for newcomers as well since it means their first experience with the STALKER universe will be a more fleshed out one.

Overall, everything the developers showed off in the diary looked phenomenal, although it is rather disappointing that we didn't get a new trailer. STALKER 2 is coming to PC as well as Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S as a console launch exclusive, though, which is awesome. Additionally, it will be available through Xbox Game Pass, which is fantastic. It's expected to launch at some point in 2021, and will likely be in the $40-60 range in terms of price.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.