The developers of STALKER 2 have released an update video on the much-anticipated game with a new diary video, which came shortly before the game was actually scheduled to appear at the [email protected] Showcase.
Rather than show a full new trailer, the team at GSC Game World opted to give an up-close look at some of the models you'll see in the game. These include costumes, and the boots you can see near the beginning of the video are impeccably detailed. There is texture on everything, ranging from worn leather on the sides to fabric on the straps. The characters themselves look fairly terrifying, waging war in a nuclear-apocalyptic environment while wearing huge gas masks.
There will be several different factions in STALKER 2, each fighting for dominance and furthering their own ideologies. Because of the time that has passed, there are more factions this time around. There are also a bunch of very unique character models because of a custom teeth tool. Literally every tooth can be swapped out and replaced or changed, giving everyone a special set of chompers. It's pretty unlikely you'll actually get to discern how their smiles are that different from each other when you're actually playing the game, but knowing that level of work and detail went into it is still very impressive.
There are more than 30 different weapons to use in the game, as well, with modifications to choose from. Based on your preferences, you should be able to find something that suits you.
If you've played the Metro games, this should sound familiar--those games were essentially spiritual successors to the original STALKER, albeit with an enormous conflict wiping out much of humanity rather than a nuclear power disaster.
STALKER 2 doesn't have a firm release date yet, but it's planned for Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game will launch on Xbox Game Pass at the same time.