STALKER 2 Trailer Reveals Xbox Series X Release

STALKER 2 is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass.
STALKER 2 is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass. / Courtesy of GSC Game World

STALKER 2 is coming to Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass, according to the game's first trailer, which debuted Thursday during the Xbox Games showcase.

The original STALKER games, including Shadow of Chernobyl and Call of Pripyat, stand as deeply revered cult classics. The immersive first-person survival games send players into irradiated wastelands, where they can scrap, scavenge and explore.

STALKER 2 Trailer Reveals Xbox Series X Release

STALKER 2 appears set to follow in that mold. The trailer showed off the famous Ferris wheel from the Pripyat exclusion zone and several anomalies — dangerous hotspots of radiation and otherworldly magic — scattered across the environment.

Original developer GSC Game World returns to make STALKER 2, albeit without many of the team members who built the original games. GSC closed in 2011, leaving its developers to found and join other studios, but has since re-opened.

The 2018 announcement of STALKER 2 listed a 2021 release window, but Thursday's trailer did not include information about release timing. The game is set to hit Xbox Series X and PC.