S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 was one of the many stand-out titles at the recent Xbox Games Showcase, especially with the announcement of it being console-exclusive to Xbox Series X. The reveal trailer turned out to be very popular, even if it was all in-engine, and GSC Game World is promising one of the “biggest” seamless open worlds yet. It seems that the sequel will take advantage of more than just the console’s SSD.
According to its official Xbox page, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is “Optimized for Xbox Series X.” This means it will have “unparalleled load-times” and frame rates up to 120 frames per second. Ray-tracing and 4K Ultra HD are also confirmed though it remains to be seen if it can hit that resolution along with 120 fps.
Unfortunately, it’ll be some time before S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 releases. Following the recent trailer reveal, the game’s 2021 window was removed. GSC Game World stated that it was not ready to disclose the release date just yet. Regardless, stay tuned for more details in the coming years.