Koch Media and GSC Game World partner up for the physical release of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl

Today, Koch Media, a leading global publishing partner, and GSC Game World, a Ukrainian video game developer, announced their physical publishing partnership for the upcoming release of the open-world first-person shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl. The long awaited sequel to the popular S.T.A.L.K.E.R.- franchise will be available for Xbox Series X/S and PC on April 28th, 2022.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl is based on a fictional universe in an altered timeline set in Chernobyl. The unique blend of first-person shooter, horror and immersive simulation lets players loose into a huge open world in a post-apocalyptic setting. The first gameplay of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl premiered during Microsoft’s E3 2021 showcase and has since then received numerous “Best of the Show” awards from media throughout the globe.

Stephan Schmidt, Director of Global Partner Publishing at Koch Media adds: “After the great presentation at E3, we are more than thrilled to set the stage for a global physical market entry for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl. We already worked on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky and are looking forward to closely collaborate with GSC Game World again on all physical publishing matters to successfully release the next chapter of the award winning S.T.A.L.K.E.R franchise.”

Evgeniy Grygorovych, CEO of GSC Game World adds: “We are pleased to partner with Koch Media to bring physical editions of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl to players across the globe. We trust our game is now in capable hands. Together, we will offer several editions of the game to the players so everyone can find the best value for themselves.”

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe is based on three videogames as well as several hundred books, comics and numerous fan-fiction pieces. With over 15 Million copies sold worldwide, the franchise has been critically acclaimed and fans are eagerly waiting for its return with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl.

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