GSC Game World promotes support for Ukraine, which was not to the liking of the Russian government
The video game development and publishing scene in Eastern Europe has been impacted by the war between Russia and Ukraine to the extent that creatives have had to flee and some studios look for new venues or suspend activities waiting for optimal conditions to make their work. worked. It is known that from the Russian side there is a campaign to control the media by blocking what is considered “anti-Russian propaganda”, with support for Ukraine being part of it. Well, according to reports, the STALKER 2 site has already been blocked by the Russian government.
STALKER 2 OFFICIAL SITE WAS BLOCKED IN RUSSIA
According to various reports, the Russian government has already included the official site of STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl , a GSC Game World game, in its country, so it is not possible to access it within the connection limits of the led country. by Vladimir Putin. The reason, as expected, was the tab that leads to a request for support for Ukraine after the invasion of Russia . According to the parameters of the Russian authorities, this is enough to block the video game site, which is created by a Ukrainian studio.
STALKER 2 DEVS HAVE PAUSED GAME DEVELOPMENT
GSC Game World was one of the first studios to see its plans changed after the war. First, modifying the title so that it does not make a direct reference to Chernobyl, an area that at some point in the conflict was in dispute between the armies of both countries. Then, the developers made the decision to suspend the development of STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl until a new headquarters was found , so the expectation is that its launch window, scheduled for the end of this year, will not be met.